MirOS Manual: vget(9)

VGET(9)                       BSD Kernel Manual                        VGET(9)

NAME

     vget - get a vnode from the free list

SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/vnode.h>

     int
     vget(struct vnode *vp, int flags, struct proc *p);

DESCRIPTION

     Get a vnode from the free list and increment its reference count.

     Its arguments are:

     vp     The vnode to remove from the free list.

     flags  If non-zero, the vnode will also be locked.

     p      The process responsible for this call.

     When not in use, vnodes are kept on a free list. The vnodes still refer-
     ence valid files but may be reused to refer to a new file at any time.
     Often, these vnodes are also held in caches in the system, such as the
     name cache.

     When a vnode which is on the free list is used again, for instance if the
     vnode was found in the name cache as a result of a call to VOP_LOOKUP(9),
     then the new user must call vget() to increment the reference count and
     remove it from the free list.

ERRORS

     [ENOENT]      The vnode vp is in the process of being cleaned out from
                   the underlying file system.

SEE ALSO

     vnode(9), vput(9), vref(9), vrele(9)

AUTHORS

     This man page was originally written by Doug Rabson for FreeBSD.

MirOS BSD #10-current           July 24, 1996                                1

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