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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     vinvalbuf - flush and invalidate all buffers associated with
a vnode

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

     vinvalbuf(struct vnode *vp, int flags, struct ucred *cred,
             struct proc *p, int slpflag, int slptimeo);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  vinvalbuf() function invalidates all of the buffers associated with
     the given vnode.  This includes buffers on  the  clean  list
and the dirty
     list.   If  the V_SAVE flag is specified then the buffers on
the dirty list
     are synced prior to being released.  If the V_SAVEMETA  flag
is set, indirect
 blocks will not be flushed.

     Its arguments are:

     vp             A  pointer to the vnode whose buffers will be

     flags         The supported flags are V_SAVE and V_SAVEMETA.
V_SAVE indicates
  that  dirty  buffers should be synced
with the disk.
                   V_SAVEMETA  indicates  that  indirect   blocks
should not be

     cred            The   user  credentials  that  are  used  to
VOP_FSYNC(9) buffers
                   if V_SAVE is set.

     p             The process responsible for this call.

     slpflag       The slp flag that will be used in the priority
of any
                   sleeps in the function.

     slptimeo      The timeout for any sleeps in the function.

LOCKS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The  vnode is assumed to be locked prior to the call and remains locked
     upon return.

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     A value of 0 is returned on success.

PSEUDOCODE    [Toc]    [Back]

           vn_lock(devvp, LK_EXCLUSIVE | LK_RETRY, p);
           error = vinvalbuf(devvp, V_SAVE, cred, p, 0, 0);
           VOP_UNLOCK(devvp, 0, p);
           if (error)
                   return (error);

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     [ENOSPC]      The file system is full.  (With V_SAVE)

     [EDQUOT]      Disc quota exceeded.  (With V_SAVE)

                   Sleep operation timed out.  (See slptimeo)

     [ERESTART]    A signal needs to be delivered and the  system
call should
                   be restarted.  (With PCATCH set in slpflag)

     [EINTR]        The  system has been interrupted by a signal.
                   set in slpflag)

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     tsleep(9), vnode(9)

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     This  man  page  was  originally  written  by   Chad   David
     for FreeBSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                           July      7,      2001
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