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VOP_ALLOCATE(9FREEBSD) - man page online | system kernel interfaces

Allocate storage for a file.

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October 3, 2013
VOP_ALLOCATE(9)                   BSD Kernel Developer's Manual                   VOP_ALLOCATE(9)

NAME

VOP_ALLOCATE — allocate storage for a file

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/vnode.h> int VOP_ALLOCATE(struct vnode *vp, off_t *offset, off_t *len);

DESCRIPTION

This call allocates storage for a range of offsets in a file. It is used to implement the posix_fallocate system call. Its arguments are: vp The vnode of the file. offset The start of the range to allocate storage for in the file. len The length of the range to allocate storage for in the file. The offset and len arguments are updated to reflect the portion of the range that still needs to be allocated on return. A partial allocation is considered a successful operation. The file's contents are not changed.

LOCKS

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

RETURN VALUES

Zero is returned if the call is successful, otherwise an appropriate 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

vnode(9), VOP_READ(9), VOP_WRITE(9)
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