ACL_INIT(3) BSD Library Functions Manual ACL_INIT(3)NAMEacl_init — initialize ACL working storage
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
The acl_init() function allocates and initializes the working storage for
an ACL of at least count ACL entries. A pointer to the working storage
is returned. The working storage allocated to contain the ACL is freed
by a call to acl_free(3). When the area is first allocated, it shall
contain an ACL that contains no ACL entries.
This function may cause memory to be allocated. The caller should free
any releasable memory, when the new ACL is no longer required, by calling
acl_free(3) with the (void*)acl_t as an argument.
FreeBSD's support for POSIX.1e interfaces and features is still under
development at this time.
Upon successful completion, this function shall return a pointer to the
working storage. Otherwise, a value of (acl_t)NULL shall be returned,
and errno shall be set to indicate the error.
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_init() function shall
return a value of (acl_t)NULL and set errno to the corresponding value:
[EINVAL] The value of count is less than zero.
[ENOMEM] The acl_t to be returned requires more memory than is
allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory man‐
SEE ALSOacl(3), acl_free(3), posix1e(3)STANDARDS
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Robert N M Watson
BSD January 28, 2000 BSD