ACCESS_OK

Section: LINUX (9)
Updated: August 2005
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NAME

access_ok - Checks if a user space pointer is valid  

SYNOPSIS

access_ok  (type, addr, size);

 

ARGUMENTS

type
Type of access: VERIFY_READ or VERIFY_WRITE. Note that VERIFY_WRITE is a superset of VERIFY_READ - if it is safe to write to a block, it is always safe to read from it.

addr
User space pointer to start of block to check

size
Size of block to check

 

CONTEXT

User context only. This function may sleep.

 

DESCRIPTION

Checks if a pointer to a block of memory in user space is valid.

Returns true (nonzero) if the memory block may be valid, false (zero) if it is definitely invalid.

Note that, depending on architecture, this function probably just checks that the pointer is in the user space range - after calling this function, memory access functions may still return -EFAULT.


 

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