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GETVFSBYNAME(3) 					   BSD Library Functions Manual 					   GETVFSBYNAME(3)

getvfsbyname -- get information about a filesystem LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc) SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/mount.h> int getvfsbyname(const char *name, struct vfsconf *vfc); DESCRIPTION
The getvfsbyname() function provides access to information about a filesystem module that is configured in the kernel. If successful, the requested filesystem vfsconf is returned in the location pointed to by vfc. The fields in a ``struct vfsconf'' are defined as follows: vfc_name the name of the filesystem vfc_typenum the filesystem type number assigned by the kernel vfc_refcount the number of active mount points using the filesystem RETURN VALUES
The getvfsbyname() function returns the value 0 if successful; otherwise the value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error. ERRORS
The following errors may be reported: [EFAULT] The vfc pointer contains an invalid address. [ENOENT] The name specifies a filesystem that is unknown or not configured in the kernel. SEE ALSO
mount(2), sysctl(3), mount(8), sysctl(8) HISTORY
A variant of the getvfsbyname() function first appeared in FreeBSD 2.0. BSD
May 4, 1995 BSD

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

vfsconf -- vfs configuration information SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/mount.h> int vfs_register(struct vfsconf *vfc); int vfs_unregister(struct vfsconf *vfc); int vfs_modevent(module_t mod, int type, void *data); DESCRIPTION
Each file system type known to the kernel has a vfsconf structure that contains the information required to create a new mount of that file systems type. struct vfsconf { struct vfsops *vfc_vfsops; /* file system operations vector */ char vfc_name[MFSNAMELEN]; /* file system type name */ int vfc_typenum; /* historic file system type number */ int vfc_refcount; /* number mounted of this type */ int vfc_flags; /* permanent flags */ struct vfsconf *vfc_next; /* next in list */ }; When a new file system is mounted, mount(2) does a lookup of the vfsconf structure by its name, and if it is not already registered, attempts to load a kernel module for it. The file system operations for the new mount point are taken from vfc_vfsops, and mnt_vfc in the mount structure is made to point directly at the vfsconf structure for the file system type. The file system type number is taken from vfc_typenum which was assigned in vfs_register(), and the mount flags are taken from a mask of vfc_flags. Each time a file system of a given type is mounted, vfc_refcount is incremented. vfs_register() takes a new vfsconf structure and adds it to the list of existing file systems. If the type has not already been registered, it is initialized by calling the vfs_init() function in the file system operations vector. vfs_register() also updates the oid's of any sysctl nodes for this file system type to be the same as the newly assigned type number. vfs_unregister() unlinks vfc from the list of registered file system types if there are currently no mounted instances. If the vfs_uninit() function in the file systems initialization vector is defined, it is called. vfs_modevent() is registered by VFS_SET() to handle the loading and unloading of file system kernel modules. In the case of MOD_LOAD, vfs_register() is called. In the case of MOD_UNLOAD, vfs_unregister() is called. RETURN VALUES
vfs_register() returns 0 if successful; otherwise, EEXIST is returned indicating that the file system type has already been registered. vfs_unregister() returns 0 if successful. If no vfsconf entry can be found matching the name in vfc, EINVAL is returned. If the reference count of mounted instances of the file system type is not zero, EBUSY is returned. If vfs_uninit() is called, any errors it returns will be returned by vfs_unregister(). vfs_modevent() returns the result of the call to vfs_register() or vfs_unregister(), whatever the case. SEE ALSO
mount(2), vfs_rootmountalloc(9), VFS_SET(9) AUTHORS
This manual page was written by Chad David <>. BSD
June 16, 2013 BSD
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