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NAME
prop_array_send_syscall, prop_array_recv_syscall, prop_dictionary_send_syscall, prop_dictionary_recv_syscall -- send and receive property lists to and from the kernel using syscalls
SYNOPSIS
#include <prop/proplib.h> int prop_array_send_syscall(prop_array_t array, struct plistref *prefp); int prop_array_recv_syscall(const struct plistref *prefp, prop_array_t *arrayp); int prop_dictionary_send_syscall(prop_dictionary_t dict, struct plistref *prefp); int prop_dictionary_recv_syscall(const struct plistref *prefp, prop_dictionary_t *dictp);
DESCRIPTION
The prop_array_send_syscall(), prop_array_recv_syscall(), prop_dictionary_send_syscall(), and prop_dictionary_recv_syscall() func- tions implement the user space side of a protocol for sending property lists to and from the kernel using syscall(2).
RETURN VALUES
If successful, functions return zero. Otherwise, an error number is returned to indicate the error.
EXAMPLES
The following (simplified) example demonstrates using prop_dictionary_send_syscall() and prop_dictionary_recv_syscall() in an application: void foo_setprops(prop_dictionary_t dict) { struct pref pref; (void) prop_dictionary_send_syscall(dict, &pref); (void) my_syscall_set(&pref); } prop_dictionary_t foo_getprops(void) { prop_dictionary_t dict; struct pref pref; (void) my_syscall_get(&pref); if (prop_dictionary_recv_syscall(&pref, &dict) != 0) return (NULL); return (dict); }
ERRORS
prop_array_send_syscall() and prop_dictionary_send_syscall() will fail if: [ENOMEM] Cannot allocate memory [ENOTSUP] Not supported prop_array_recv_syscall() and prop_dictionary_recv_syscall() will fail if: [EIO] Input/output error [ENOTSUP] Not supported
SEE ALSO
prop_array(3), prop_dictionary(3), proplib(3), prop_copyin_ioctl(9)
HISTORY
The proplib(3) property container object library first appeared in NetBSD 4.0. NetBSD 9.1 January 17, 2011 NetBSD 9.1
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