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32.4.2 Constants for sysconf Parameters

Here are the symbolic constants for use as the parameter argument to sysconf. The values are all integer constants (more specifically, enumeration type values).

_SC_ARG_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to ARG_MAX.

_SC_CHILD_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to CHILD_MAX.

_SC_OPEN_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to OPEN_MAX.

_SC_STREAM_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to STREAM_MAX.

_SC_TZNAME_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to TZNAME_MAX.

_SC_NGROUPS_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NGROUPS_MAX.

_SC_JOB_CONTROL

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_JOB_CONTROL.

_SC_SAVED_IDS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SAVED_IDS.

_SC_VERSION

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_VERSION.

_SC_CLK_TCK

Inquire about the number of clock ticks per second; see CPU Time. The corresponding parameter CLK_TCK is obsolete.

_SC_CHARCLASS_NAME_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to maximal length allowed for a character class name in an extended locale specification. These extensions are not yet standardized and so this option is not standardized as well.

_SC_REALTIME_SIGNALS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_REALTIME_SIGNALS.

_SC_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING.

_SC_TIMERS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_TIMERS.

_SC_ASYNCHRONOUS_IO

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_ASYNCHRONOUS_IO.

_SC_PRIORITIZED_IO

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PRIORITIZED_IO.

_SC_SYNCHRONIZED_IO

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SYNCHRONIZED_IO.

_SC_FSYNC

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_FSYNC.

_SC_MAPPED_FILES

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MAPPED_FILES.

_SC_MEMLOCK

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MEMLOCK.

_SC_MEMLOCK_RANGE

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MEMLOCK_RANGE.

_SC_MEMORY_PROTECTION

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MEMORY_PROTECTION.

_SC_MESSAGE_PASSING

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MESSAGE_PASSING.

_SC_SEMAPHORES

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SEMAPHORES.

_SC_SHARED_MEMORY_OBJECTS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to
_POSIX_SHARED_MEMORY_OBJECTS.

_SC_AIO_LISTIO_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_AIO_LISTIO_MAX.

_SC_AIO_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_AIO_MAX.

_SC_AIO_PRIO_DELTA_MAX

Inquire about the value by which a process can decrease its asynchronous I/O priority level from its own scheduling priority. This corresponds to the run-time invariant value AIO_PRIO_DELTA_MAX.

_SC_DELAYTIMER_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_DELAYTIMER_MAX.

_SC_MQ_OPEN_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MQ_OPEN_MAX.

_SC_MQ_PRIO_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_MQ_PRIO_MAX.

_SC_RTSIG_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_RTSIG_MAX.

_SC_SEM_NSEMS_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SEM_NSEMS_MAX.

_SC_SEM_VALUE_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SEM_VALUE_MAX.

_SC_SIGQUEUE_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SIGQUEUE_MAX.

_SC_TIMER_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_TIMER_MAX.

_SC_PII

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII.

_SC_PII_XTI

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_XTI.

_SC_PII_SOCKET

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_SOCKET.

_SC_PII_INTERNET

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_INTERNET.

_SC_PII_OSI

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_OSI.

_SC_SELECT

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_SELECT.

_SC_UIO_MAXIOV

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_UIO_MAXIOV.

_SC_PII_INTERNET_STREAM

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_INTERNET_STREAM.

_SC_PII_INTERNET_DGRAM

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_INTERNET_DGRAM.

_SC_PII_OSI_COTS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_OSI_COTS.

_SC_PII_OSI_CLTS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_OSI_CLTS.

_SC_PII_OSI_M

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_PII_OSI_M.

_SC_T_IOV_MAX

Inquire about the value associated with the T_IOV_MAX variable.

_SC_THREADS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREADS.

_SC_THREAD_SAFE_FUNCTIONS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to
_POSIX_THREAD_SAFE_FUNCTIONS.

_SC_GETGR_R_SIZE_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_GETGR_R_SIZE_MAX.

_SC_GETPW_R_SIZE_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_GETPW_R_SIZE_MAX.

_SC_LOGIN_NAME_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_LOGIN_NAME_MAX.

_SC_TTY_NAME_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_TTY_NAME_MAX.

_SC_THREAD_DESTRUCTOR_ITERATIONS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_DESTRUCTOR_ITERATIONS.

_SC_THREAD_KEYS_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_KEYS_MAX.

_SC_THREAD_STACK_MIN

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_STACK_MIN.

_SC_THREAD_THREADS_MAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_THREADS_MAX.

_SC_THREAD_ATTR_STACKADDR

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to
a _POSIX_THREAD_ATTR_STACKADDR.

_SC_THREAD_ATTR_STACKSIZE

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to
_POSIX_THREAD_ATTR_STACKSIZE.

_SC_THREAD_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_PRIORITY_SCHEDULING.

_SC_THREAD_PRIO_INHERIT

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_PRIO_INHERIT.

_SC_THREAD_PRIO_PROTECT

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_PRIO_PROTECT.

_SC_THREAD_PROCESS_SHARED

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _POSIX_THREAD_PROCESS_SHARED.

_SC_2_C_DEV

Inquire about whether the system has the POSIX.2 C compiler command, c89.

_SC_2_FORT_DEV

Inquire about whether the system has the POSIX.2 Fortran compiler command, fort77.

_SC_2_FORT_RUN

Inquire about whether the system has the POSIX.2 asa command to interpret Fortran carriage control.

_SC_2_LOCALEDEF

Inquire about whether the system has the POSIX.2 localedef command.

_SC_2_SW_DEV

Inquire about whether the system has the POSIX.2 commands ar, make, and strip.

_SC_BC_BASE_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value of obase in the bc utility.

_SC_BC_DIM_MAX

Inquire about the maximum size of an array in the bc utility.

_SC_BC_SCALE_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value of scale in the bc utility.

_SC_BC_STRING_MAX

Inquire about the maximum size of a string constant in the bc utility.

_SC_COLL_WEIGHTS_MAX

Inquire about the maximum number of weights that can necessarily be used in defining the collating sequence for a locale.

_SC_EXPR_NEST_MAX

Inquire about the maximum number of expressions nested within parentheses when using the expr utility.

_SC_LINE_MAX

Inquire about the maximum size of a text line that the POSIX.2 text utilities can handle.

_SC_EQUIV_CLASS_MAX

Inquire about the maximum number of weights that can be assigned to an entry of the LC_COLLATE category ‘order’ keyword in a locale definition. The GNU C Library does not presently support locale definitions.

_SC_VERSION

Inquire about the version number of POSIX.1 that the library and kernel support.

_SC_2_VERSION

Inquire about the version number of POSIX.2 that the system utilities support.

_SC_PAGESIZE

Inquire about the virtual memory page size of the machine. getpagesize returns the same value (see Query Memory Parameters).

_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF

Inquire about the number of configured processors.

_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN

Inquire about the number of processors online.

_SC_PHYS_PAGES

Inquire about the number of physical pages in the system.

_SC_AVPHYS_PAGES

Inquire about the number of available physical pages in the system.

_SC_ATEXIT_MAX

Inquire about the number of functions which can be registered as termination functions for atexit; see Cleanups on Exit.

_SC_LEVEL1_ICACHE_SIZE

Inquire about the size of the Level 1 instruction cache.

_SC_LEVEL1_ICACHE_ASSOC

Inquire about the associativity of the Level 1 instruction cache.

_SC_LEVEL1_ICACHE_LINESIZE

Inquire about the line length of the Level 1 instruction cache.

On aarch64, the cache line size returned is the minimum instruction cache line size observable by userspace. This is typically the same as the L1 icache size but on some cores it may not be so. However, it is specified in the architecture that operations such as cache line invalidation are consistent with the size reported with this variable.

_SC_LEVEL1_DCACHE_SIZE

Inquire about the size of the Level 1 data cache.

_SC_LEVEL1_DCACHE_ASSOC

Inquire about the associativity of the Level 1 data cache.

_SC_LEVEL1_DCACHE_LINESIZE

Inquire about the line length of the Level 1 data cache.

On aarch64, the cache line size returned is the minimum data cache line size observable by userspace. This is typically the same as the L1 dcache size but on some cores it may not be so. However, it is specified in the architecture that operations such as cache line invalidation are consistent with the size reported with this variable.

_SC_LEVEL2_CACHE_SIZE

Inquire about the size of the Level 2 cache.

_SC_LEVEL2_CACHE_ASSOC

Inquire about the associativity of the Level 2 cache.

_SC_LEVEL2_CACHE_LINESIZE

Inquire about the line length of the Level 2 cache.

_SC_LEVEL3_CACHE_SIZE

Inquire about the size of the Level 3 cache.

_SC_LEVEL3_CACHE_ASSOC

Inquire about the associativity of the Level 3 cache.

_SC_LEVEL3_CACHE_LINESIZE

Inquire about the line length of the Level 3 cache.

_SC_LEVEL4_CACHE_SIZE

Inquire about the size of the Level 4 cache.

_SC_LEVEL4_CACHE_ASSOC

Inquire about the associativity of the Level 4 cache.

_SC_LEVEL4_CACHE_LINESIZE

Inquire about the line length of the Level 4 cache.

_SC_XOPEN_VERSION

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_VERSION.

_SC_XOPEN_XCU_VERSION

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_XCU_VERSION.

_SC_XOPEN_UNIX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_UNIX.

_SC_XOPEN_REALTIME

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_REALTIME.

_SC_XOPEN_REALTIME_THREADS

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_REALTIME_THREADS.

_SC_XOPEN_LEGACY

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_LEGACY.

_SC_XOPEN_CRYPT

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_CRYPT. The GNU C Library no longer implements the _XOPEN_CRYPT extensions, so ‘sysconf (_SC_XOPEN_CRYPT)’ always returns -1.

_SC_XOPEN_ENH_I18N

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_ENH_I18N.

_SC_XOPEN_SHM

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_SHM.

_SC_XOPEN_XPG2

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_XPG2.

_SC_XOPEN_XPG3

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_XPG3.

_SC_XOPEN_XPG4

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to _XOPEN_XPG4.

_SC_CHAR_BIT

Inquire about the number of bits in a variable of type char.

_SC_CHAR_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type char.

_SC_CHAR_MIN

Inquire about the minimum value which can be stored in a variable of type char.

_SC_INT_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type int.

_SC_INT_MIN

Inquire about the minimum value which can be stored in a variable of type int.

_SC_LONG_BIT

Inquire about the number of bits in a variable of type long int.

_SC_WORD_BIT

Inquire about the number of bits in a variable of a register word.

_SC_MB_LEN_MAX

Inquire about the maximum length of a multi-byte representation of a wide character value.

_SC_NZERO

Inquire about the value used to internally represent the zero priority level for the process execution.

_SC_SSIZE_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type ssize_t.

_SC_SCHAR_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type signed char.

_SC_SCHAR_MIN

Inquire about the minimum value which can be stored in a variable of type signed char.

_SC_SHRT_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type short int.

_SC_SHRT_MIN

Inquire about the minimum value which can be stored in a variable of type short int.

_SC_UCHAR_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type unsigned char.

_SC_UINT_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type unsigned int.

_SC_ULONG_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type unsigned long int.

_SC_USHRT_MAX

Inquire about the maximum value which can be stored in a variable of type unsigned short int.

_SC_NL_ARGMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_ARGMAX.

_SC_NL_LANGMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_LANGMAX.

_SC_NL_MSGMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_MSGMAX.

_SC_NL_NMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_NMAX.

_SC_NL_SETMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_SETMAX.

_SC_NL_TEXTMAX

Inquire about the parameter corresponding to NL_TEXTMAX.


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