MPROTECT(2) System Calls MPROTECT(2)


NAME


mprotect - set protection of memory mapping

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/mman.h>

int mprotect(void *addr, size_t len, int prot);


DESCRIPTION


The mprotect() function changes the access protections on the mappings
specified by the range [addr, addr + len), rounding len up to the next
multiple of the page size as returned by sysconf(3C), to be that
specified by prot. Legitimate values for prot are the same as those
permitted for mmap(2) and are defined in <sys/mman.h> as:

PROT_READ
/* page can be read */


PROT_WRITE
/* page can be written */


PROT_EXEC
/* page can be executed */


PROT_NONE
/* page can not be accessed */


When mprotect() fails for reasons other than EINVAL, the protections on
some of the pages in the range [addr, addr + len) may have been changed.
If the error occurs on some page at addr2, then the protections of all
whole pages in the range [addr, addr2] will have been modified.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, mprotect() returns 0. Otherwise, it returns
-1 and sets errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS


The mprotect() function will fail if:

EACCES
The prot argument specifies a protection that violates the
access permission the process has to the underlying memory
object.


EINVAL
The len argument has a value equal to 0, or addr is not a
multiple of the page size as returned by sysconf(3C).


ENOMEM
Addresses in the range [addr, addr + len) are invalid for the
address space of a process, or specify one or more pages which
are not mapped.


The mprotect() function may fail if:

EAGAIN
The address range [addr, addr + len) includes one or more pages
that have been locked in memory and that were mapped
MAP_PRIVATE; prot includes PROT_WRITE; and the system has
insufficient resources to reserve memory for the private pages
that may be created. These private pages may be created by
store operations in the now-writable address range.


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Standard |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


mmap(2), plock(3C), mlock(3C), mlockall(3C), sysconf(3C), attributes(5),
standards(5)


January 12, 1998 MPROTECT(2)