.\" $Id: minherit.2,v 1.3 2005/07/29 21:49:48 lindak Exp $ .\" .\" Copyright (c) 1991, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by the University of .\" California, Berkeley and its contributors. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)minherit.2 8.1 (Berkeley) 6/9/93 .\" .Dd June 9, 1993 .Dt MINHERIT 2 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm minherit .Nd control the inheritance of pages .Sh SYNOPSIS .Fd #include <sys/types.h> .Fd #include <sys/mman.h> .Ft int .Fo minherit .Fa "caddr_t addr" .Fa "size_t len" .Fa "int inherit" .Fc .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Fn minherit system call changes the specified pages to have the inheritance characteristic .Fa inherit , which can be set to VM_INHERIT_NONE, VM_INHERIT_COPY, or VM_INHERIT_SHARE. Not all implementations will guarantee that the inheritance characteristic can be set on a page basis; the granularity of changes may be as large as an entire region. .Sh RETURN VALUES .Rv -std minherit .Sh ERRORS The .Fn minherit system call will fail if: .Bl -tag -width Er .\" ======== .It Bq Er EINVAL The virtual address range specified by the .Fa addr and .Fa len arguments is not valid. .\" ======== .It Bq Er EACCES The flags specified by the .Fa inherit argument were not valid for the pages specified by the .Fa addr and .Fa len arguments. .El .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr madvise 2 , .Xr mincore 2 , .Xr mprotect 2 , .Xr msync 2 , .Xr munmap 2 .Sh HISTORY The .Fn minherit function first appeared in .Bx Open .