GETFSSTAT(2) BSD System Calls Manual GETFSSTAT(2)NAMEgetfsstat — get list of all mounted file systems
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
getfsstat(struct statfs *buf, long bufsize, int flags);
The getfsstat() system call returns information about all mounted file
systems. The buf argument is a pointer to statfs structures, as
described in statfs(2).
Fields that are undefined for a particular file system are set to -1.
The buffer is filled with an array of statfs structures, one for each
mounted file system up to the byte count specified by bufsize. Note, the
bufsize argument is the number of bytes that buf can hold, not the count
of statfs structures it will hold.
If buf is given as NULL, getfsstat() returns just the number of mounted
Normally flags should be specified as MNT_WAIT. If flags is set to
MNT_NOWAIT, getfsstat() 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information will be out of date, but getfsstat() will not block waiting
for information from a file system that is unable to respond.
Upon successful completion, the number of statfs structures is returned.
Otherwise, -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indi‐
cate the error.
The getfsstat() system call fails if one or more of the following are
[EFAULT] The buf argument points to an invalid address.
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to
the file system.
SEE ALSOstatfs(2), fstab(5), mount(8)HISTORY
The getfsstat() system call first appeared in 4.4BSD.
BSD November 20, 2003 BSD