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GET_NPROCS

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (3)
Updated: 2012-03-20
Index Return to Main Contents
 

NAME

get_nprocs, get_nprocs_conf - get number of processors  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/sysinfo.h>

int get_nprocs(void);
int get_nprocs_conf(void);  

DESCRIPTION

The function get_nprocs_conf() returns the number of processors configured by the operating system.

The function get_nprocs() returns the number of processors currently available in the system. This may be less than the number returned by get_nprocs_conf() because processors may be offline (e.g., on hotpluggable systems).  

RETURN VALUE

As given in DESCRIPTION.  

CONFORMING TO

These functions are GNU extensions.  

NOTES

The current implementation of these functions is rather expensive, since they open and parse files in the /sys filesystem each time they are called.

The following sysconf(3) calls make use of the functions documented on this page to return the same information.


    np = sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_CONF);     /* processors configured */
    np = sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN);     /* processors available */
 

EXAMPLE

The following example shows how get_nprocs() and get_nprocs_conf() can be used.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <sys/sysinfo.h>

int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
    printf("This system has %d processors configured and "
            "%d processors available.\n",
            get_nprocs_conf(), get_nprocs());
    return 0;
}

 

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This page is part of release 3.81 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
CONFORMING TO
NOTES
EXAMPLE
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