MirOS Manual: bounds_check_with_label(9), disklabel(9), readdisklabel(9), setdisklabel(9), writedisklabel(9)

DISKLABEL(9)                  BSD Kernel Manual                   DISKLABEL(9)


     disklabel, readdisklabel, writedisklabel, setdisklabel,
     bounds_check_with_label - disk label management routines


     char *
     readdisklabel(dev_t dev, void (*strat)(struct buf *),
             struct disklabel *lp, struct cpu_disklabel *osdep,
             int spoofonly);

     writedisklabel(dev_t dev, void (*strat)(struct buf *),
             struct disklabel *lp, struct cpu_disklabel *osdep);

     setdisklabel(struct disklabel *olp, struct disklabel *nlp,
             u_long openmask, struct cpu_disklabel *osdep);

     bounds_check_with_label(struct buf *bp, struct disklabel *lp,
             struct cpu_disklabel *osdep, int wlabel);


     This collection of routines provides a disklabel management interface to
     kernel device drivers. These routines are classified as machine- or
     architecture-dependent because of restrictions imposed by the machine ar-
     chitecture and boot-strapping code on the location of the label, or be-
     cause cooperation with other operating systems requires specialized
     conversion code.

     readdisklabel() attempts to read a disklabel from the device identified
     by dev, using the device strategy routine passed in strat. Note that a
     buffer structure is required to pass to the strategy routine; it needs to
     be acquired and parametrized for the intended I/O operation, and disposed
     of when the operation has completed. Some fields in the disklabel passed
     in lp may be pre-initialized by the caller in order to meet device driver
     requirements for the I/O operation initiated to get to the disklabel data
     on the medium. In particular, the field "d_secsize", if non-zero, is used
     by readdisklabel() to get an appropriately sized buffer to pass to the
     device strategy routine. Unspecified fields in lp should be set to zero.
     If the medium does not contain a native disklabel that can be read in
     directly or spoofonly argument is a true value, readdisklabel() may
     resort to constructing a label from other machine-dependent information
     using the provided buffer passed in the osdep argument. If a disk label
     can not be found or constructed, a string containing an approximated
     description of the failure mode is returned. Otherwise the NULL string is

     writedisklabel() stores disk label information contained in the disk la-
     bel structure given by lp on the device identified by dev. Like readdisk-
     label(), it acquires and sets up an I/O buffer to pass to the strategy
     routine strat. writedisklabel() may elect to do a machine-dependent
     conversion of the native disk label structure
     (using the buffer pointed at by osdep), to store the disk label onto the
     medium in a format complying with architectural constraints. writediskla-
     bel() returns 0 on success and EINVAL if the disk label specifies invalid
     or unconvertible values. Otherwise, any error condition reported by the
     device strategy routine in the buffer's "b_error" field is returned.

     setdisklabel() checks a proposed new disk label passed in nlp for some
     amount of basic sanity. This includes a check on attempts to change the
     location, or reduce the size, of an existing disk partition that is
     currently in use by the system. The current disposition of the disk par-
     titions is made available through olp and openmask, which provide,
     respectively, the existing disk label and a bit mask identifying the par-
     titions that are currently in use. Failure to pass on "basic sanity",
     results in a EINVAL return value, while a vetoed update of the partition
     layout is signalled by a EBUSY return value. Otherwise, 0 is returned.

     bounds_check_with_label() is used to check whether a device transfer
     described by bp to the device identified by dev, is properly contained
     within a disk partition of the disk with label lp. If this check fails,
     bounds_check_with_label() sets the buffer's "b_error" field to EINVAL and
     sets the B_ERROR flag in "b_flags". If the argument wlabel is zero, and
     the transfer is a write operation, a check is done if the transfer would
     overwrite (a portion of) the disklabel area on the medium. If that is the
     case, EROFS is set in "b_error" and the B_ERROR flag is set in "b_flags".
     Note that wlabel should be set to a non-zero value if the intended opera-
     tion is expected to install or update the disk label. Programs that in-
     tend to do so using the raw device interface should notify the driver by
     using a DIOCWLABEL ioctl function. A zero value is returned if any of the
     bound checks failed or transfer was attempted exactly at the end of disk
     partition. Otherwise the value of 1 is returned.


     disklabel(5), disklabel(8), fdisk(8)

MirOS BSD #10-current         December 26, 1996                              1

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