vrb_p vrb_new(size_t size, const char *name);
DESCRIPTIONvrb_new creates a new instance of a virtual ring buffer.
A virtual ring buffer is a character FIFO queue with the special property that any sequence of characters in the buffer may be accessed as a single contiguous block of memory, eliminating the need to split any sequence to handle a buffer wraparound.
specifies the requested minimum buffer size to be allocated. The given value will be rounded up to the nearest or equal whole multiple of the system page size. The virtual ring buffer is implemented by mapping two adjacent blocks of memory to the same memory object. Thus, twice as much virtual address space will be used and the specified size must be less than half of the available virtual address space for this process.
const char *name
specifies an optional temporary name pattern or an actual name of a file to be used as backing store via mmap(2) in a mounted filesystem in which the process has write permission. If the name string ends in "XXXXXX" then mkstemp(3) will be used to make the file unique. Otherwise it will be used as is. If the named file already exists or otherwise cannot be opened for write, an error will occur. If NULL is given, swap space will be used as backing store via shmat(2).
On success, a handle (pointer) to the newly created virtual ring buffer is returned. On error, NULL is returned.
ERRORSIf an error is returned, then errno will have one of the following values:
- A buffer size was requested which is too large for address space allocation arithmetic.
- Out of memory allocating the virtual ring buffer structure.
- An errno value set by a failing system call.