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Access file via file handle.

June 29, 1999
FHOPEN(2) BSD System Calls Manual FHOPEN(2)


fhopen, fhstat, fhstatfs — access file via file handle


Standard C Library (libc, -lc)


#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/mount.h> #include <sys/stat.h> int fhopen(const fhandle_t *fhp, int flags); int fhstat(const fhandle_t *fhp, struct stat *sb); int fhstatfs(const fhandle_t *fhp, struct statfs *buf);


These system calls provide a means to access a file given the file handle fhp. As this method bypasses directory access restrictions, these calls are restricted to the superuser. The fhopen() system call opens the file referenced by fhp for reading and/or writing as specified by the argument flags and returns the file descriptor to the calling process. The flags argument is specified by or'ing together the flags used for the open(2) system call. All said flags are valid except for O_CREAT. The fhstat() and fhstatfs() system calls provide the functionality of the fstat(2) and fstatfs(2) calls except that they return information for the file referred to by fhp rather than an open file.


Upon successful completion, fhopen() returns the file descriptor for the opened file; other‐ wise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. The fhstat() and fhstatfs() functions return the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.


In addition to the errors returned by open(2), fstat(2), and fstatfs(2) respectively, fhopen(), fhstat(), and fhstatfs() will return [EINVAL] Calling fhopen() with O_CREAT set. [ESTALE] The file handle fhp is no longer valid.


fstat(2), fstatfs(2), getfh(2), open(2)


The fhopen(), fhstat(), and fhstatfs() system calls first appeared in NetBSD 1.5 and were adapted to FreeBSD 4.0 by Alfred Perlstein.


This manual page was written by William Studenmund for NetBSD.
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fhopen(2freebsd) referred by cap_rights_limit(2freebsd) | fhstat(2freebsd) | fhstatfs(2freebsd) | getfh(2freebsd) | lgetfh(2freebsd) | open(2freebsd) | openat(2freebsd) | rights(4freebsd)
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