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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     VOP_GETEXTATTR -- retrieve named extended attribute from a vnode

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

     VOP_GETEXTATTR(struct vnode *vp, int attrnamespace, const char *name,
	 struct uio *uio, size_t *size, struct ucred *cred,
	 struct thread *td);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     This vnode call may be used to retrieve a specific named extended
     attribute from a file or directory.

     Its arguments are:

     vp 	    the vnode of the file or directory

     attrnamespace  integer constant indicating which extended attribute
		    namespace the attribute name is present in

     name	    pointer to a null-terminated character string containing
		    the attribute name

     uio	    the location of the data to be read

     size	    if not NULL, on return it will contain the number of bytes
		    required to read all of the attribute data.  In most cases
		    uio will be NULL when size is not, and vise versa.

     cred	    the user credentials to use in authorizing the request

     td 	    the thread requesting the extended attribute

     The cred pointer may be NULL to indicate that access control checks are
     not to be performed, if possible.	This cred setting might be used to
     allow the kernel to authorize extended attribute retrieval that the
     active process might not be permitted to do.

     Extended attribute semantics may vary by file system implementing the
     call.  More information on extended attributes may be found in

LOCKS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The vnode will be locked on entry and should remain locked on return.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     On success, zero will be returned, and the uio structure will be updated
     to reflect data read.  Otherwise, an appropriate error code is returned.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [ENOATTR]		The requested attribute was not defined for this

     [EACCES]		The the caller does not have the appropriate privilege.

     [ENXIO]		The request was not valid in this file system for the
			specified vnode and attribute name.

     [ENOMEM]		Sufficient memory is not available to fulfill the

     [EFAULT]		The uio structure refers to an invalid userspace

     [EINVAL]		The name, namespace, or uio argument is invalid.

     [EOPNOTSUPP]	The file system does not support VOP_GETEXTATTR().

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     extattr(9), vnode(9), VOP_LISTEXTATTR(9), VOP_SETEXTATTR(9)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     By passing in the empty string as the attribute name, some file systems
     will return a list of defined names on the target vnode for the requested
     namespace.  This is a bad API, and will be replaced by an explicit VOP.

FreeBSD 5.2.1		       December 23, 1999		 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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