March 23, 2002
acl_init - initialize ACL working storage
Linux Access Control Lists library (libacl, -lacl).
.In sys/acl.h acl_t
acl_init int count
acl_initfunction allocates and initializes the working storage for an ACL of at least count ACL entries. The ACL created initially contains no ACL entries. A pointer to the working storage is returned.
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 returned by
acl_initas an argument.
On success, this function returns a pointer to the working storage. On error, a value of (acl_t)NULL is returned, and errno is set appropriately.
If any of the following conditions occur, the
acl_initfunction returns a value of (acl_t)NULL and sets errno to the corresponding value:
|The value of count is less than zero.|
|The acl_t to be returned requires more memory than is allowed by the hardware or system-imposed memory management constraints.|
IEEE Std 1003.1e draft 17 (\(lqPOSIX.1e\(rq, abandoned)