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 mount(2)                                                           mount(2)

      mount() - mount a file system

      #include <&lt&lt&lt;sys/mount.h>&gt&gt&gt;

      int mount(const char *fs, const char *path, int mflag);

      int mount(const char *fs,
                const char *path,
                      int   mflag,
                const char *fstype,
                const char *dataptr,
                      int   datalen);

      The mount() system call requests that a file system identified by fs
      be mounted on the file identified by path.

      mflag contains a bit-mask of flags (described below).  Note that the
      MS_DATA flag must be set for the six-argument version of the call.

      fstype is the file system type name.  It is the same name that
      sysfs(2) uses.

      The last two arguments together describe a block of file-system-
      specific data at address dataptr of length datalen.  This is
      interpreted by file-system-specific code within the operating system
      and its format depends upon the file system type.  A particular file
      system type may not require this data, in which case dataptr and
      datalen should both be zero.  The mounting of some file system types
      may be restricted to a user with appropriate privileges.

      mount() can be invoked only by a user who has appropriate privileges.

      Upon successful completion, references to the file path will refer to
      the root directory of the mounted file system.

      mflag contains a bit-mask of flag values, which includes the following
      defined in <&lt&lt&lt;sys/mount.h>&gt&gt&gt;:

           MS_DATA        This is ordinarily required.  It indicates the
                          presence of the fstype, dataptr, and datalen

                          (For backward compatibility, if this flag is not
                          set, the fstype is assumed to be that of the root
                          file system, and dataptr and datalen are assumed
                          to be zero.)

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           MS_RDONLY      This is used to control write permission on the
                          mounted file system.  If not set, writing is
                          permitted according to individual file

           MS_NOSUID      This flag disables set-user-ID and set-group-ID
                          behavior on this file system.

           MS_QUOTA       This causes quotas to be enabled if the file
                          system supports quotas.

      If fstype is specified as:

           MNTTYPE_HFS    Mount a local HFS file system.  dataptr points to
                          a structure of the following format, if the
                          options described below need to be specified for
                          the mount:

                               struct ufs_args {
                                       char *fspec;
                                       int   flags;

                          fspec points to the name of the block special file
                          that is to be mounted.  This is identical in use
                          and function to the first argument, fs, of the
                          system call.

                          flags points to a bit map that sets options.  The
                          following values of the bits are defined in

                          MS_DELAY            Writes to disks are to be
                                              delayed until the buffer needs
                                              to be reused.  This is the
                                              default on Series 800 systems,
                                              as it was prior to release

                          MS_BEHIND           Writes to disks are to be done
                                              asynchronously, where
                                              possible, without waiting for
                                              completion.  This is the
                                              default on Series 700 systems,
                                              as it was prior to release

                                              MS_BEHIND and MS_DELAY are
                                              mutually exclusive.

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                          MS_NO_FSASYNC       Rigorous posting of file
                                              system metadata is to be used.
                                              This is the default.

                          MS_FSASYNC          Relaxed posting of file system
                                              metadata is to be used.  This
                                              may lead to better performance
                                              for certain applications; but
                                              there is increased potential
                                              for data loss in case of a

                                              MS_FSASYNC and MS_NO_FSASYNC
                                              are mutually exclusive.

      mount() returns the following values:

            0   Successful completion.
           -1   Failure.  errno is set to indicate the error.

      If mount() fails, errno is set to one of the following values.

           [EACCES]       A component of the path prefix denies search

           [EBUSY]        path is currently mounted on, is someone's current
                          working directory, or is otherwise busy.

           [EBUSY]        The file system associated with fs is currently

           [EBUSY]        The system cannot allocate the necessary resources
                          for this mount.

           [EFAULT]       fs, path or dataptr points outside the allocated
                          address space of the process.  The reliable
                          detection of this error is implementation

           [EINVAL]       An argument to the system call is invalid, or a
                          sanity check failed.

           [ELOOP]        Too many symbolic links were encountered in
                          translating a path name argument.

           [ENAMETOOLONG] The length of a path name exceeds PATH_MAX, or a
                          path name component is longer than NAME_MAX while
                          _POSIX_NO_TRUNC is in effect.

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           [ENODEV]       fstype is a file system that is not been
                          configured into the kernel.

           [ENOENT]       A named file does not exist.

           [ENOENT]       fs or path is null.

           [ENOTBLK]      fs is not a block special device and the file
                          system type requires it to be.

           [ENOTDIR]      A component of a path prefix is not a directory.

           [ENOTDIR]      path is not a directory.

           [ENXIO]        The device associated with fs does not exist and
                          the file system type requires it to be.

           [EPERM]        The process does not have the appropriate
                          privilege and the file system type requires it.

           [EROFS]        The requested file system is write protected and
                          mflag requests write permission.

      If mount() is called from the program level (i.e., not called with the
      mount command (see mount(1M)), the table of mounted devices contained
      in /etc/mnttab is not updated.  The updating of /etc/mnttab is
      performed by the mount and syncer commands (see mount(1M) and

      mount(1M), syncer(1M), sysfs(2), umount(2).

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