getfh -- get file handle
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
getfh(const char *path, fhandle_t *fhp);
The getfh() system call returns a file handle for the specified file or
directory in the file handle pointed to by fhp. This system call is
restricted to the superuser.
The getfh() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the
value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
The getfh() system call fails if one or more of the following are true:
[ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix of path is not a directory.
[ENAMETOOLONG] The length of a component of path exceeds 255 characters,
or the length of path exceeds 1023 characters.
[ENOENT] The file referred to by path does not exist.
[EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the
path prefix of path.
[ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating
[EFAULT] The fhp argument points to an invalid address.
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to
the file system.
The getfh() system call first appeared in 4.4BSD.
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