syscall


SYNOPSIS
       #define _GNU_SOURCE         /* See feature_test_macros(7) */
       #include <unistd.h>
       #include <sys/syscall.h>   /* For SYS_xxx definitions */

       int syscall(int number, ...);

DESCRIPTION
       syscall()  performs  the  system call whose assembly language interface
       has the specified number with the specified arguments.   Symbolic  con-
       stants   for   system   calls   can   be   found  in  the  header  file
       <sys/syscall.h>.

RETURN VALUE
       The return value is defined by the system call being invoked.  In  gen-
       eral,  a 0 return value indicates success.  A -1 return value indicates
       an error, and an error code is stored in errno.

NOTES
       syscall() first appeared in 4BSD.

EXAMPLE
       #define _GNU_SOURCE
       #include <unistd.h>
       #include <sys/syscall.h>
       #include <sys/types.h>

       int
       main(int argc, char *argv[])
       {
           pid_t tid;

           tid = syscall(SYS_gettid);
       }

SEE ALSO
       _syscall(2), intro(2), syscalls(2)

COLOPHON
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