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NAME

g_attach, g_detach - "attach/detach GEOM consumers to/from providers"

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Restrictions/conditions
Return Values
Examples
Errors
See Also
Authors

SYNOPSIS


.In geom/geom.h int g_attach "struct g_consumer *cp" "struct g_provider *pp" void g_detach "struct g_consumer *cp"

DESCRIPTION

The g_attach function attaches given consumer cp to given provider pp, thus establishing a communication channel between the consumer and the provider that allows to change access counts and perform I/O operations.

The g_detach function detaches given consumer cp from its corresponding provider, tearing down the communication channel between them.

RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS

g_attach:
The consumer must not be attached to a provider.
The operation must not create a topology loop.
The topology lock has to be held.

g_detach:

The consumer has to be attached.
The access count has to be 0.
There must be no active requests.
The topology lock has to be held.

RETURN VALUES

The g_attach function returns 0 if successful; otherwise an error code is returned.

EXAMPLES

Create a consumer, attach it to a given provider, gain read access and clean up.
void
some_function(struct g_geom *mygeom, struct g_provider *pp)
{
struct g_consumer *cp;


g_topology_assert();


/* Create new consumer on ’mygeom’ geom. */
cp = g_new_consumer(mygeom);
/* Attach newly created consumer to given provider. */
if (g_attach(cp, pp) != 0) {
g_destroy_consumer(cp);
return;
}
/* Open provider for reading through our consumer. */
if (g_access(cp, 1, 0, 0) != 0) {
g_detach(cp);
g_destroy_consumer(cp);
return;
}


g_topology_unlock();
/*
* Read data from provider.
*/
g_topology_lock();


/* Disconnect from provider (release access count). */
g_access(cp, -1, 0, 0);
/* Detach from provider. */
g_detach(cp);
/* Destroy consumer. */
g_destroy_consumer(cp);
}

ERRORS

Possible errors:
[ELOOP]
The operation creates a topology loop.

SEE ALSO

geom(4), DECLARE_GEOM_CLASS(9), g_access(9), g_bio(9), g_consumer(9), g_data(9), g_event(9), g_geom(9), g_provider(9), g_provider_by_name(9), g_wither_geom(9)

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