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uio.h
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00001 /* Copyright (C) 1996, 1997, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
00002    This file is part of the GNU C Library.
00003 
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00008 
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00018 
00019 #ifndef _SYS_UIO_H
00020 # error "Never include <bits/uio.h> directly; use <sys/uio.h> instead."
00021 #endif
00022 
00023 
00024 #include <sys/types.h>
00025 
00026 
00027 /* Size of object which can be written atomically.
00028 
00029    This macro has different values in different kernel versions.  The
00030    latest versions of ther kernel use 1024 and this is good choice.  Since
00031    the C library implementation of readv/writev is able to emulate the
00032    functionality even if the currently running kernel does not support
00033    this large value the readv/writev call will not fail because of this.  */
00034 #define UIO_MAXIOV   16
00035 
00036 
00037 /* Structure for scatter/gather I/O.  */
00038 struct iovec
00039   {
00040     void *iov_base;  /* Pointer to data.  */
00041     size_t iov_len;  /* Length of data.  */
00042   };