man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Kernel Functions

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memchr(9F)

Name

memchr, memcmp, memcpy, memmove, memset - Memory operations

Synopsis

#include <sys/ddi.h> 

void *memchr(const void *s, int c, size_t n);
int memcmp(const void *s1, const void *s2, size_t n);
void *memcpy(void *restrict s1, const void *restrict s2, size_t n);
void *memmove(void *s1, const void *s2, size_t n);
void *memset(void *s, int c, size_t n);

Interface Level

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI).

Parameters

dst

Pointers to character strings.

n

Count of characters to be copied.

s1, s2

Pointers to character strings.

Description

These functions operate as efficiently as possible on memory areas (arrays of bytes bounded by a count, not terminated by a null character). They do not check for the overflow of any receiving memory area.

The memchr() function returns a pointer to the first occurrence of c (converted to an unsigned char) in the first n bytes (each interpreted as an unsigned char) of memory area s, or a null pointer if c does not occur.

The memcmp() function compares its arguments, looking at the first n bytes (each interpreted as an unsigned char), and returns an integer less than, equal to, or greater than 0, according as s1 is lexicographically less than, equal to, or greater than s2 when taken to be unsigned characters.

The memcpy() function copies n bytes from memory area s2 to s1. It returns s1. If copying takes place between objects that overlap, the behavior is undefined.

The memmove() function copies n bytes from memory area s2 to memory area s1. Copying between objects that overlap will take place correctly. It returns s1.

The memset() function sets the first n bytes in memory area s to the value of c (converted to an unsigned char). It returns s.

Usage

Using memcpy() might be faster than using memmove() if the application knows that the objects being copied do not overlap.

Context

These functions can be called from user, interrupt, or kernel context.

See Also

bcopy(9F), ddi_copyin(9F), strcpy(9F)

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