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NAME
shutdownhook_establish, shutdownhook_disestablish -- add or remove a shutdown hook
SYNOPSIS
void * shutdownhook_establish(void (*fn)(void *), void *arg); void shutdownhook_disestablish(void *cookie);
DESCRIPTION
The shutdownhook_establish() function adds fn to the list of hooks invoked by doshutdownhooks(9) at shutdown. When invoked, the hook func- tion fn will be passed arg as its only argument. The shutdownhook_disestablish() function removes the hook described by the opaque pointer cookie from the list of hooks to be invoked at shut- down. If cookie is invalid, the result of shutdownhook_disestablish() is undefined. Shutdown hooks should be used to perform one-time activities that must happen immediately before the kernel exits. Because of the environment in which they are run, shutdown hooks cannot rely on many system services (including file systems, and timeouts and other interrupt-driven ser- vices), or even basic system integrity (because the system could be rebooting after a crash).
RETURN VALUES
If successful, shutdownhook_establish() returns an opaque pointer describing the newly-established shutdown hook. Otherwise, it returns NULL.
EXAMPLES
It may be appropriate to use a shutdown hook to disable a device that does direct memory access, so that the device will not try to access mem- ory while the system is rebooting. It may be appropriate to use a shutdown hook to inform watchdog timer hardware that the operating system is no longer running.
SEE ALSO
doshutdownhooks(9)
BUGS
The names are clumsy, at best. NetBSD 5.0 November 13, 1995 NetBSD 5.0
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