GETFH(2) BSD Programmer's Manual GETFH(2)
getfh - get file handle
getfh(char *path, fhandle_t *fhp);
Getfh() returns a file handle for the specified file or directory in the
file handle pointed to by fhp. This system call is restricted to the su-
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, -1 is
returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the error.
Getfh() fails if one or more of the following are true:
[ENOTDIR] A component of the path prefix of path is not a directory.
[EINVAL] path contains a character with the high-order bit set.
The length of a component of path exceeds 255 characters,
or the length of path exceeds 1023 characters.
[ENOENT] The file referred to by path does not exist.
[EACCES] Search permission is denied for a component of the path
prefix of path.
[ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered in translating
[EFAULT] Fhp points to an invalid address.
[EIO] An I/O error occurred while reading from or writing to the
The getfh function first appeared in 4.4BSD.
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