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VINVALBUF(9) Kernel Developer's Manual VINVALBUF(9)

vinvalbufflush and invalidate all buffers associated with a vnode

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

vinvalbuf(struct vnode *vp, int flags, struct ucred *cred, struct proc *p, int slpflag, int slptimeo);

The () function invalidates all of the buffers associated with the given vnode. This includes buffers on the clean list and the dirty list. If the V_SAVE flag is specified then the buffers on the dirty list are synced prior to being released. If the V_SAVEMETA flag is set, indirect blocks will not be flushed.

Its arguments are:

A pointer to the vnode whose buffers will be invalidated.
The supported flags are V_SAVE and V_SAVEMETA. V_SAVE indicates that dirty buffers should be synced with the disk. V_SAVEMETA indicates that indirect blocks should not be flushed.
The user credentials that are used to VOP_FSYNC(9) buffers if V_SAVE is set.
The process responsible for this call.
The slp flag that will be used in the priority of any sleeps in the function.
The timeout for any sleeps in the function.

The vnode is assumed to be locked prior to the call and remains locked upon return.

A value of 0 is returned on success.

vn_lock(devvp, LK_EXCLUSIVE | LK_RETRY, p);
error = vinvalbuf(devvp, V_SAVE, cred, p, 0, 0);
VOP_UNLOCK(devvp, 0, p);
if (error)
	return (error);

The file system is full. (With V_SAVE)
Disc quota exceeded. (With V_SAVE)
Sleep operation timed out. (See slptimeo)
A signal needs to be delivered and the system call should be restarted. (With PCATCH set in slpflag)
The system has been interrupted by a signal. (With PCATCH set in slpflag)

tsleep(9), vnode(9)

This man page was originally written by Chad David <> for FreeBSD.

July 17, 2013 OpenBSD-5.9