keys.c   [plain text]

/* Access for application keys in mmap'd malloc managed region.
   Copyright 1992 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   Contributed by Fred Fish at Cygnus Support.

This file is part of the GNU C Library.

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modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as
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The GNU C Library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
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not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.  */

/* This module provides access to some keys that the application can use to
   provide persistent access to locations in the mapped memory section.
   The intent is that these keys are to be used sparingly as sort of
   persistent global variables which the application can use to reinitialize
   access to data in the mapped region.

   For the moment, these keys are simply stored in the malloc descriptor
   itself, in an array of fixed length.  This should be fixed so that there
   can be an unlimited number of keys, possibly using a multilevel access
   scheme of some sort. */

#include "mmprivate.h"

mmalloc_setkey (md, keynum, key)
  PTR md;     
  int keynum;
  PTR key;
  struct mdesc *mdp = (struct mdesc *) md;
  int result = 0;

  if ((mdp != NULL) && (keynum >= 0) && (keynum < MMALLOC_KEYS))
      mdp -> keys [keynum] = key;
  return (result);

mmalloc_getkey (md, keynum)
  PTR md;     
  int keynum;
  struct mdesc *mdp = (struct mdesc *) md;
  PTR keyval = NULL;

  if ((mdp != NULL) && (keynum >= 0) && (keynum < MMALLOC_KEYS))
      keyval = mdp -> keys [keynum];
  return (keyval);