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USTAT

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2003-08-04
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NAME

ustat - get file system statistics  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>

#include <unistd.h> /* libc[45] */
#include <ustat.h> /* glibc2 */ int ustat(dev_t dev, struct ustat *ubuf);
 

DESCRIPTION

ustat() returns information about a mounted file system. dev is a device number identifying a device containing a mounted file system. ubuf is a pointer to a ustat structure that contains the following members:

daddr_t f_tfree;      /* Total free blocks */
ino_t   f_tinode;     /* Number of free inodes */
char    f_fname[6];   /* Filsys name */
char    f_fpack[6];   /* Filsys pack name */

The last two fields, f_fname and f_fpack, are not implemented and will always be filled with null bytes ('\0').  

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned and the ustat structure pointed to by ubuf will be filled in. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EFAULT
ubuf points outside of your accessible address space.
EINVAL
dev does not refer to a device containing a mounted file system.
ENOSYS
The mounted file system referenced by dev does not support this operation, or any version of Linux before 1.3.16.
 

CONFORMING TO

SVr4.  

NOTES

ustat() is deprecated and has only been provided for compatibility. All new programs should use statfs(2) instead.  

HP-UX Notes

The HP-UX version of the ustat structure has an additional field, f_blksize, that is unknown elsewhere. HP-UX warns: For some file systems, the number of free inodes does not change. Such file systems will return -1 in the field f_tinode. For some file systems, inodes are dynamically allocated. Such file systems will return the current number of free inodes.  

SEE ALSO

stat(2), statfs(2)  

COLOPHON

This page is part of release 3.21 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
HP-UX Notes
SEE ALSO
COLOPHON

 

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