GETDTABLESIZE(2)    Linux Programmer's Manual    GETDTABLESIZE(2)

NAME
       getdtablesize - get descriptor table size

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       int getdtablesize(void);

DESCRIPTION
       getdtablesize  returns  the maximum number of files a pro-
       cess can have open.

NOTES
       getdtablesize is implemented as a library function in  DLL
       4.4.1.   This  function  returns  OPEN_MAX  (set to 256 in
       Linux 2.0.23) if OPEN_MAX was defined when the library was
       compiled.   Otherwise, -1 is returned, and errno is set to
       ENOSYS.

CONFORMING TO
       SVr4, 4.4BSD (the getdtablesize function first appeared in
       BSD 4.2).

SEE ALSO
       close(2), dup(2), open(2)

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