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NAMEsys/types.h --- data types
DESCRIPTIONThe <sys/types.h> header shall define at least the following types:
- Used for file block counts.
- Used for block sizes.
- Used for system times in clock ticks or CLOCKS_PER_SEC; see <time.h>.
- Used for clock ID type in the clock and timer functions.
- Used for device IDs.
- Used for file system block counts.
- Used for file system file counts.
- Used for group IDs.
- Used as a general identifier; can be used to contain at least a pid_t, uid_t, or gid_t.
- Used for file serial numbers.
- Used for XSI interprocess communication.
- Used for some file attributes.
- Used for link counts.
- Used for file sizes.
- Used for process IDs and process group IDs.
- Used to identify a thread attribute object.
- Used to identify a barrier.
- Used to define a barrier attributes object.
- Used for condition variables.
- Used to identify a condition attribute object.
- Used for thread-specific data keys.
- Used for mutexes.
- Used to identify a mutex attribute object.
- Used for dynamic package initialization.
- Used for read-write locks.
- Used for read-write lock attributes.
- Used to identify a spin lock.
- Used to identify a thread.
- Used for sizes of objects.
- Used for a count of bytes or an error indication.
- Used for time in microseconds.
- Used for time in seconds.
- Used for timer ID returned by timer_create().
- Used to identify a trace stream attributes object
- Used to identify a trace event type.
- Used to identify a trace event type set.
- Used to identify a trace stream.
Used for user IDs.
All of the types shall be defined as arithmetic types of an appropriate
length, with the following exceptions:
pthread_attr_t pthread_barrier_t pthread_barrierattr_t pthread_cond_t pthread_condattr_t pthread_key_t pthread_mutex_t pthread_mutexattr_t pthread_once_t pthread_rwlock_t pthread_rwlockattr_t pthread_spinlock_t pthread_t trace_attr_t trace_event_id_t trace_event_set_t trace_id_tAdditionally:
- mode_t shall be an integer type.
- dev_t shall be an integer type.
- nlink_t, uid_t, gid_t, and id_t shall be integer types.
- blkcnt_t and off_t shall be signed integer types.
- fsblkcnt_t, fsfilcnt_t, and ino_t shall be defined as unsigned integer types.
- size_t shall be an unsigned integer type.
- blksize_t, pid_t, and ssize_t shall be signed integer types.
shall be an integer or real-floating type.
shall be an integer type.
shall be capable of storing values at least in the range
shall be a signed integer type capable of storing values at least in
the range [-1, 1000000].
The implementation shall support one or more programming environments
in which the widths of
are no greater than the width of type
The names of these programming environments can be obtained using the
function or the
There are no defined comparison or assignment operators for the
pthread_attr_t pthread_barrier_t pthread_barrierattr_t pthread_cond_t pthread_condattr_t pthread_mutex_t pthread_mutexattr_t pthread_rwlock_t pthread_rwlockattr_t pthread_spinlock_t trace_attr_t
The following sections are informative.
SEE ALSO<time.h> The System Interfaces volume of POSIX.1-2008, confstr() The Shell and Utilities volume of POSIX.1-2008, getconf
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