Maps a file into memory. On UNIX, this is using the mmap() function.

If writable is TRUE, the mapped buffer may be modified, otherwise it is an error to modify the mapped buffer. Modifications to the buffer are not visible to other processes mapping the same file, and are not written back to the file.

Note that modifications of the underlying file might affect the contents of the glib.MappedFile Therefore, mapping should only be used if the file will not be modified, or if all modifications of the file are done atomically (e.g. using g_file_set_contents()).


fd int

The file descriptor of the file to load

writable bool

whether the mapping should be writable

Return Value

a newly allocated glib.MappedFile which must be unref'd with MappedFile.unref, or NULL if the mapping failed.


GException on failure. ConstructionException GTK+ fails to create the object.