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Manual Pages  — VOP_RDWR

NAME

VOP_READ, VOP_WRITE – read or write a file

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/vnode.h>
#include <sys/uio.h>

int
VOP_READ(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, int ioflag, struct ucred *cred);

int
VOP_WRITE(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, int ioflag, struct ucred *cred);

DESCRIPTION

These entry points read or write the contents of a file

The arguments are:
vp
  The vnode of the file.
uio
  The location of the data to be read or written.
ioflag
  Various flags.
cnp
  The credentials of the caller.

The ioflag argument is used to give directives and hints to the file system. When attempting a read, the high 16 bits are used to provide a read-ahead hint (in units of file system blocks) that the file system should attempt. The low 16 bits are a bit mask which can contain the following flags:
IO_UNIT Do I/O as atomic unit.
IO_APPEND Append write to end.
IO_SYNC Do I/O synchronously.
IO_NODELOCKED
  Underlying node already locked.
IO_NDELAY FNDELAY flag set in file table.
IO_VMIO Data already in VMIO space.

LOCKS

The file should be locked on entry and will still be locked on exit.

RETURN VALUES

Zero is returned on success, otherwise an error code is returned.

ERRORS

[EFBIG]
  An attempt was made to write a file that exceeds the process's file size limit or the maximum file size.
[ENOSPC]
  The file system is full.
[EPERM]
  An append-only flag is set on the file, but the caller is attempting to write before the current end of file.

SEE ALSO

uiomove(9), vnode(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.

VOP_RDWR (9) July 24, 1996

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