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Attach/detach GEOM consumers to/from providers.

January 16, 2004
G_ATTACH(9) BSD Kernel Developer's Manual G_ATTACH(9)


g_attach, g_detach — attach/detach GEOM consumers to/from providers


#include <geom/geom.h> int g_attach(struct g_consumer *cp, struct g_provider *pp); void g_detach(struct g_consumer *cp);


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.


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


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); }


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


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)


This manual page was written by Pawel Jakub Dawidek <>.
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