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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for uiomove (netbsd section 9)

UIOMOVE(9)			  BSD Kernel Developer's Manual 		       UIOMOVE(9)

     uiomove -- move data described by a struct uio

     #include <sys/systm.h>

     uiomove(void *buf, size_t n, struct uio *uio);

     The uiomove() function copies up to n bytes between the kernel-space address pointed to by
     buf and the addresses described by uio, which may be in user-space or kernel-space.

     The uio argument is a pointer to a struct uio as defined by <sys/uio.h>:

	   struct uio {
		   struct  iovec *uio_iov;
		   int	   uio_iovcnt;
		   off_t   uio_offset;
		   size_t  uio_resid;
		   enum    uio_rw uio_rw;
		   struct  vmspace *uio_vmspace;

     A struct uio typically describes data in motion.  Several of the fields described below
     reflect that expectation.

     uio_iov	   Pointer to array of I/O vectors to be processed.  The struct iovec is defined
		   to be:

			 struct iovec {
				 void	 *iov_base;
				 size_t   iov_len;

		   The members in the struct iovec should only be initialized.	These are:

			 iov_base    The address for a range of memory to or from which data is

			 iov_len     The number of bytes of data to be transferred to or from the
				     range of memory starting at iov_base.

     uio_iovcnt    The number of I/O vectors in the uio_iov array.

     uio_offset    An offset into the corresponding object.

     uio_resid	   The amount of space described by the structure; notionally, the amount of data
		   remaining to be transferred.

     uio_rw	   A flag indicating whether data should be read into the space (UIO_READ) or
		   written from the space (UIO_WRITE).

     uio_vmspace   A pointer to the address space which is being transferred to or from.

     The value of uio->uio_rw controls whether uiomove() copies data from buf to uio or vice

     The lesser of n or uio->uio_resid bytes are copied.

     uiomove() changes fields of the structure pointed to by uio, such that uio->uio_resid is
     decremented by the amount of data moved, uio->uio_offset is incremented by the same amount,
     and the array of iovecs is adjusted to point that much farther into the region described.
     This allows multiple calls to uiomove() to easily be used to fill or drain the region of

     Upon successful completion, uiomove() returns 0.  If a bad address is encountered, EFAULT is

     copy(9), fetch(9), store(9)

BSD					  April 26, 2010				      BSD

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