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OPENDISK(3) Library Functions Manual OPENDISK(3)

NAME

opendiskopen a disk's raw partition

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <util.h>
int
opendisk(const char *path, int flags, char *buf, size_t buflen, int iscooked);

DESCRIPTION

opendisk() opens path, for reading and/or writing as specified by the argument flags using open(2), and the file descriptor is returned to the caller. buf is used to store the resultant filename. buflen is the size, in bytes, of the array referenced by buf (usually MAXPATHLEN bytes). If iscooked is non zero, the “cooked” partition (block device) is opened, rather than the “raw” partition (character device).
opendisk() attempts to open the following variations of path, in order:
 
 
path
The pathname as given.
 
 
pathX
path with a suffix of ‘X’, where ‘X’ represents the raw partition of the device, as determined by getrawpartition(3), usually “c”.
If iscooked is zero, then the following two variations are attempted:
 
 
/dev/rpath
path with a prefix of “/dev/r”.
 
 
/dev/rpathX
path with a prefix of “/dev/r” and a suffix of ‘X’ (q.v.).
Otherwise (i.e., iscooked is non-zero), the following variations are attempted:
 
 
/dev/path
path with a prefix of “/dev/”.
 
 
/dev/pathX
path with a prefix of “/dev/” and a suffix of ‘X’ (q.v.).

RETURN VALUES

An open file descriptor, or -1 if the open(2) failed.

ERRORS

opendisk() may set errno to one of the following values:
 
 
[EINVAL]
O_CREAT was set in flags, or getrawpartition(3) didn't return a valid partition.
The opendisk() function may also set errno to any value specified by the open(2) function.

SEE ALSO

open(2), getrawpartition(3)

HISTORY

The opendisk() function first appeared in NetBSD 1.3.
September 10, 2015 OpenBSD-current