scf_handle_create (3scf) manual page

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Name

scf_handle_create, scf_handle_destroy, scf_handle_decorate, scf_handle_bind, scf_handle_unbind, scf_myname - Service Configuration Facility handle functions

Synopsis

cc [ flag... ] file... -lscf [ library... ] #include <libscf.h>

scf_handle_t *scf_handle_create(scf_version_t version);

void scf_handle_destroy(scf_handle_t *handle);

int scf_handle_decorate(scf_handle_t *handle, const char *param, scf_value_t *value);

int scf_handle_bind(scf_handle_t *handle);

int scf_handle_unbind(scf_handle_t *handle);

ssize_t scf_myname(scf_handle_t *handle, char *out, size_t sz);

Description

The scf_handle_create() function creates a new Service Configuration Facility handle that is used as the base for all communication with the configuration repository. The version argument must be SCF_VERSION.

The scf_handle_decorate() function sets a single connection-level parameter, param, to the supplied value. If value is SCF_DECORATE_CLEAR, param is reset to its default state. Values passed to scf_handle_decorate() can be reset, reused, or destroyed. The values set do not take effect until scf_handle_bind() is called. Any invalid values will not cause errors prior to the call to scf_handle_bind(). The only available decorations is:

debug
(count) Set the debugging flags.

The scf_handle_bind() function binds the handle to a running svc.configd(1M) daemon, using the current decorations to modify the connection. All states derived from the handle are reset immediately after a successful binding.

The scf_handle_unbind() function severs an existing repository connection or clears the in-client state for a broken connection.The scf_handle_destroy() function destroys and frees an SCF handle. It is illegal to use the handle after calling scf_handle_destroy(). Actions on subordinate objects act as if the handle is unbound.

The scf_myname() function retrieves the FMRI for the service of which the connecting process is a part. If the full FMRI does not fit in the provided buffer, it is truncated and, if sz > 0, zero-terminated.

Return Values

Upon successful completion, scf_handle_create() returns the new handle. Otherwise, it returns NULL.

Upon successful completion, scf_handle_decorate(), scf_handle_bind(), and scf_handle_unbind() return 0. Otherwise, they return -1.

The scf_myname() function returns the length of the full FMRI. Otherwise, it returns -1.

Errors

The scf_handle_create() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_NO_MEMORY

There is no memory available.

SCF_ERROR_VERSION_MISMATCH

The version is invalid, or the application was compiled against a version of the library that is more recent than the one on the system.

The scf_handle_decorate() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

The param argument is not a recognized parameter.

SCF_ERROR_TYPE_MISMATCH

The value argument does not match the expected type for param.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The value argument is not set.

SCF_ERROR_IN_USE

The handle is currently bound.

SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH

The value argument is not derived from handle.

The scf_handle_bind() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

One of the decorations was invalid.

SCF_ERROR_NO_SERVER

The repository server is not running.

SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The server does not have adequate resources for a new connection.

SCF_ERROR_IN_USE

The handle is already bound.

The scf_handle_unbind() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.

The scf_handle_myname() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.

SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

This process is not marked as a SMF service.

The scf_error(3SCF) function can be used to retrieve the error value.

Attributes

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE Interface StabilityEvolving MT-LevelSee below.

Operations on a single handle (and the objects associated with it) are Safe. Operations on different handles are MT-Safe. Objects associated with different handles cannot be mixed, as this will lead to an SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH error.

See Also

libscf(3LIB) , scf_error(3SCF) , attributes(5)


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