CTASSERT(9) MidnightBSD Kernel Developer’s Manual CTASSERT(9)

NAME

CTASSERT — compile time assertion macro

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/systm.h>

CTASSERT(expression);

DESCRIPTION

The CTASSERT() macro evaluates expression at compile time and causes a compiler error if it is false.

The CTASSERT() macro is useful for asserting the size or alignment of important data structures and variables during compilation, which would otherwise cause the code to fail at run time.

EXAMPLES

Assert that the size of the uuid structure is 16 bytes.

CTASSERT(sizeof(struct uuid) == 16);

SEE ALSO

KASSERT(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Hiten M. Pandya 〈hmp@FreeBSD.org〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 May 15, 2003 MidnightBSD 0.3