comedi_set_buffer_size(3) streaming buffer size of subdevice


#include <comedilib.h>

int comedi_set_buffer_size(comedi_t * device, unsigned int subdevice, unsigned int size);


The function comedi_set_buffer_size changes the size of the streaming buffer for the subdevice specified by device and subdevice. The buffer size will be set to size bytes, rounded up to a multiple of the virtual memory page size. The virtual memory page size can be determined using sysconf(_SC_PAGE_SIZE).

This function does not require special privileges. However, it is limited to a (adjustable) maximum buffer size, which can be changed by a privileged user calling comedi_set_max_buffer_size, or running the program comedi_config.


The new buffer size in bytes is returned on success. On error, -1 is returned.


David Schleef <[email protected]>


Frank Mori Hess <[email protected]>


Herman Bruyninckx <[email protected]>


Bernd Porr <[email protected]>


Ian Abbott <[email protected]>


Éric Piel <[email protected]>



Copyright © 1998-2003 David Schleef
Copyright © 2001-2003, 2005, 2008 Frank Mori Hess
Copyright © 2002-2003 Herman Bruyninckx
Copyright © 2012 Bernd Porr
Copyright © 2012 Ian Abbott
Copyright © 2012 Éric Piel

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