- NetBSD Manual Pages
GETVFSSTAT(2) NetBSD System Calls Manual GETVFSSTAT(2)
Powered by man-cgi (2021-06-01).
Maintained for NetBSD
by Kimmo Suominen.
Based on man-cgi by Panagiotis Christias.
getvfsstat -- get list of all mounted file systems
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
getvfsstat(struct statvfs *buf, size_t bufsize, int flags);
getvfsstat() returns information about all mounted file systems. buf is
a pointer to an array of statvfs structures defined in statvfs(5).
The buffer is filled with an array of statvfs structures, one for each
mounted file system up to the size specified by bufsize.
If buf is given as NULL, getvfsstat() returns just the number of mounted
Normally flags should be specified as ST_WAIT. If flags is set to
ST_NOWAIT, getvfsstat() will return the information it has available
without requesting an update from each file system. Thus, some of the
information will be out of date, but getvfsstat() will not block waiting
for information from a file system that is unable to respond.
Note that bufsize is the size of the buffer in bytes, not the count of
structures that will fit in it, and the return value is the count of
structures, not the size.
Upon successful completion, the number of statvfs structures is returned.
Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indi-
cate the error.
getvfsstat() fails if one or more of the following are true:
[EFAULT] buf points to an invalid address.
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to
the file system.
statvfs(2), getmntinfo(3), fstab(5), mount(8)
The getvfsstat() function first appeared in NetBSD 3.0 to replace
getfsstat() which appeared in 4.4BSD.
NetBSD 9.99 March 27, 2021 NetBSD 9.99