fstatvfs(), fstatvfs64()

Get filesystem information, given a file descriptor


#include <sys/statvfs.h>

int fstatvfs( int fildes, 
              struct statvfs *buf );

int fstatvfs64( int fildes,
                struct statvfs64 *buf );


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The descriptor for a file that resides on the filesystem that you want to get information about.
A pointer to a buffer where the function can store information about the filesystem; see below.



Use the -l c option to qcc to link against this library. This library is usually included automatically.


The fstatvfs() and fstatvfs64() functions return a "generic superblock" describing a filesystem that you can use to get information about mounted filesystems. The fstatvfs64() function is a 64-bit version of fstatvfs(). The statvfs() and statvfs64() functions are similar, but they take a path name instead of a file descriptor.

The fildes argument is an open file descriptor, obtained from a successful call to open(), creat(), dup(), fcntl(), or pipe(), for a file that resides on that filesystem. The filesystem type is known to the operating system. Read, write, or execute permission for the named file isn't required.

The buf argument is a pointer to a statvfs or statvfs64 structure that's filled by the function. It contains at least:

unsigned long f_bsize
The preferred filesystem blocksize.
unsigned long f_frsize
The fundamental filesystem blocksize (if supported)
fsblkcnt_t f_blocks
The total number of blocks on the filesystem, in units of f_frsize.
fsblkcnt_t f_bfree
The total number of free blocks.
fsblkcnt_t f_bavail
The number of free blocks available to a nonsuperuser.
fsfilcnt_t f_files
The total number of file nodes (inodes).
fsfilcnt_t f_ffree
The total number of free file nodes.
fsfilcnt_t f_favail
The number of inodes available to a nonsuperuser.
unsigned long f_fsid
The filesystem ID (currently the device ID).
char f_basetype[16]
The type of the target filesystem, as a null-terminated string.
unsigned long f_flag
A bitmask of flags; the function can set these flags (the _MOUNT_* and ST_* bits are equivalent):
_MOUNT_* ST_* Meaning
_MOUNT_READONLY ST_RDONLY The filesystem is read-only.
_MOUNT_NOEXEC ST_NOEXEC The filesystem doesn't permit the loading of executables.
_MOUNT_NOSUID ST_NOSUID The filesystem doesn't support setuid() and setgid() semantics.
_MOUNT_NOCREAT ST_NOCREAT You can't create files on the filesystem.
_MOUNT_OFF32 ST_OFF32 The off_t type is limited to 32 bits.
_MOUNT_NOATIME ST_NOATIME The filesystem doesn't support the logging of file access times.
unsigned long f_namemax
The maximum filename length.

The values returned for f_files, f_ffree, and f_favail depend on the filesystem:

These filesystems have a fixed inodes table, so they fill in these fields.
Flash filesystem drivers estimate the values of these fields, based on the amount of free space.


An error occurred ( errno is set).


The fildes argument isn't an open file descriptor.
The buf argument points to an illegal address.
A signal was caught during execution.
An I/O error occurred while reading the filesystem.
One of the values to be returned can't be represented correctly in the structure pointed to by buf.


fstatvfs() is POSIX 1003.1 XSI; fstatvfs64() is Large-file support

Cancellation point No
Interrupt handler No
Signal handler Yes
Thread Yes

Last modified: 2014-06-24

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