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MemoryMappedFile Class Reference

Maps a file into virtual memory for easy reading and/or writing. More...

Public Types

enum  AccessMode { readOnly, readWrite }
 The read/write flags used when opening a memory mapped file. More...
 

Public Member Functions

 MemoryMappedFile (const File &file, AccessMode mode)
 Opens a file and maps it to an area of virtual memory.
 
 MemoryMappedFile (const File &file, const Range< int64 > &fileRange, AccessMode mode)
 Opens a section of a file and maps it to an area of virtual memory.
 
 ~MemoryMappedFile ()
 Destructor.
 
void * getData () const noexcept
 Returns the address at which this file has been mapped, or a null pointer if the file couldn't be successfully mapped.
 
size_t getSize () const noexcept
 Returns the number of bytes of data that are available for reading or writing.
 
Range< int64getRange () const noexcept
 Returns the section of the file at which the mapped memory represents.
 

Detailed Description

Maps a file into virtual memory for easy reading and/or writing.

Member Enumeration Documentation

The read/write flags used when opening a memory mapped file.

Enumerator:
readOnly 

Indicates that the memory can only be read.

readWrite 

Indicates that the memory can be read and written to - changes that are made will be flushed back to disk at the whim of the OS.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

MemoryMappedFile::MemoryMappedFile ( const File file,
AccessMode  mode 
)

Opens a file and maps it to an area of virtual memory.

The file should already exist, and should already be the size that you want to work with when you call this. If the file is resized after being opened, the behaviour is undefined.

If the file exists and the operation succeeds, the getData() and getSize() methods will return the location and size of the data that can be read or written. Note that the entire file is not read into memory immediately - the OS simply creates a virtual mapping, which will lazily pull the data into memory when blocks are accessed.

If the file can't be opened for some reason, the getData() method will return a null pointer.

MemoryMappedFile::MemoryMappedFile ( const File file,
const Range< int64 > &  fileRange,
AccessMode  mode 
)

Opens a section of a file and maps it to an area of virtual memory.

The file should already exist, and should already be the size that you want to work with when you call this. If the file is resized after being opened, the behaviour is undefined.

If the file exists and the operation succeeds, the getData() and getSize() methods will return the location and size of the data that can be read or written. Note that the entire file is not read into memory immediately - the OS simply creates a virtual mapping, which will lazily pull the data into memory when blocks are accessed.

If the file can't be opened for some reason, the getData() method will return a null pointer.

NOTE: the start of the actual range used may be rounded-down to a multiple of the OS's page-size, so do not assume that the mapped memory will begin at exactly the position you requested - always use getRange() to check the actual range that is being used.

MemoryMappedFile::~MemoryMappedFile ( )

Destructor.

Member Function Documentation

void* MemoryMappedFile::getData ( ) const
noexcept

Returns the address at which this file has been mapped, or a null pointer if the file couldn't be successfully mapped.

size_t MemoryMappedFile::getSize ( ) const
noexcept

Returns the number of bytes of data that are available for reading or writing.

This will normally be the size of the file.

Range<int64> MemoryMappedFile::getRange ( ) const
noexcept

Returns the section of the file at which the mapped memory represents.


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