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|PARAM(3)||Library Functions Manual||PARAM(3)|
NAMEparam — common parameters
MAX(size a, size b);
MIN(size a, size b);
DESCRIPTIONThe <sys/param.h> header includes some common definitions and macros specific to NetBSD. The header is perhaps best characterized as a kernel equivalent of <sys/types.h>. The following list summarizes the provided definitions and macros.
First and foremost, the header defines the version of NetBSD. This is defined as
#define __NetBSD_Version__ 599004800 /* 5.99.48 */
The general format is “MMmmrrpp00”, where ‘MM’ and ‘mm’ denote the major and minor version, respectively, ‘rr’ is provided for compatibility, and ‘pp’ defines the patch level.
- Common utility macros such as MAX() and MIN() as well as more specific macros such as STACK(9), ctod(9), mstohz(9), roundup(9), and setbit(9).
- Numerous miscellaneous definitions such as limits, constants for the kernel memoryallocators(9), scale factors used by the scheduler, kthread(9) priorities, and many others.
- Definitions provided for historical and compatibility reasons. Examples range from definitions such as “#define BSD” to old priority levels used in the kernel.
HISTORYA <param.h> header appeared already in the Version 4 AT&T UNIX.
|April 10, 2011||NetBSD 7.0|