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MPOOL(3)               FreeBSD Library Functions Manual               MPOOL(3)

NAME
     mpool - shared memory buffer pool

SYNOPSIS
     #include <db.h>
     #include <mpool.h>

     MPOOL *
     mpool_open(void *key, int fd, pgno_t pagesize, pgno_t maxcache);

     void
     mpool_filter(MPOOL *mp, void (*pgin)(void *, pgno_t, void *),
         void (*pgout)(void *, pgno_t, void *), void *pgcookie);

     void *
     mpool_new(MPOOL *mp, pgno_t *pgnoaddr);

     void *
     mpool_get(MPOOL *mp, pgno_t pgno, u_int flags);

     int
     mpool_put(MPOOL *mp, void *pgaddr, u_int flags);

     int
     mpool_sync(MPOOL *mp);

     int
     mpool_close(MPOOL *mp);

DESCRIPTION
     The mpool library interface is intended to provide page oriented buffer
     management of files.

     The mpool_open() function initializes a memory pool.  The key argument is
     currently ignored.  The fd argument is a file descriptor for the
     underlying file, which must be seekable.

     The pagesize argument is the size, in bytes, of the pages into which the
     file is broken up.  The maxcache argument is the maximum number of pages
     from the underlying file to cache at any one time.  This value is not
     relative to the number of processes which share a file's buffers, but
     will be the largest value specified by any of the processes sharing the
     file.

     The mpool_filter() function is intended to make transparent input and
     output processing of the pages possible.  If the pgin function is
     specified, it is called each time a buffer is read into the memory pool
     from the backing file.  If the pgout function is specified, it is called
     each time a buffer is written into the backing file.  Both functions are
     called with the pgcookie pointer, the page number and a pointer to the
     page to being read or written.

     The mpool_new() function takes an MPOOL pointer and an address as
     arguments.  If a new page can be allocated, a pointer to the page is
     returned and the page number is stored into the pgnoaddr address.
     Otherwise, NULL is returned and errno is set.

     The mpool_get() function takes a MPOOL pointer and a page number as
     arguments.  If the page exists, a pointer to the page is returned.
     Otherwise, NULL is returned and errno is set.  The flags argument is not
     currently used.

     The mpool_put() function unpins the page referenced by pgaddr.  The
     pgaddr argument must be an address previously returned by mpool_get() or
     mpool_new().  The flags argument is specified by or'ing any of the
     following values:

     MPOOL_DIRTY
             The page has been modified and needs to be written to the backing
             file.

     The mpool_put() function returns 0 on success and -1 if an error occurs.

     The mpool_sync() function writes all modified pages associated with the
     MPOOL pointer to the backing file.  The mpool_sync() function returns 0
     on success and -1 if an error occurs.

     The mpool_close() function free's up any allocated memory associated with
     the memory pool cookie.  Modified pages are not written to the backing
     file.  The mpool_close() function returns 0 on success and -1 if an error
     occurs.

ERRORS
     The mpool_open() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors
     specified for the library routine malloc(3).

     The mpool_get() function may fail and set errno for the following:

     [EINVAL]           The requested record does not exist.

     The mpool_new() and mpool_get() functions may fail and set errno for any
     of the errors specified for the library routines read(2), write(2), and
     malloc(3).

     The mpool_sync() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors
     specified for the library routine write(2).

     The mpool_close() function may fail and set errno for any of the errors
     specified for the library routine free(3).

SEE ALSO
     btree(3), dbopen(3), hash(3), recno(3)

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          June 4, 1993          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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