The acl_copy_ext() function copies the ACL pointed to by acl from sys‐
tem-managed space to the user managed space pointed to by buf_p. The
size parameter represents the size in bytes of the buffer pointed to by
buf_p. The format of the ACL placed in the buffer pointed to by buf_p
is a contiguous, persistent data item, the format of which is unspeci‐
fied. It is the responsibility of the invoker to allocate an area
large enough to hold the copied ACL. The size of the exportable, con‐
tiguous, persistent form of the ACL may be obtained by invoking the
Any ACL entry descriptors that refer to an entry in the ACL referenced
by acl continue to refer to those entries. Any existing ACL pointers
that refer to the ACL referenced by acl continue to refer to the ACL.
If any of the following conditions occur, the acl_copy_ext() function
returns a value of (ssize_t)-1 and sets errno to the corresponding
[EINVAL] The size parameter is zero or negative.
The argument acl is not a valid pointer to an ACL.
The ACL referenced by acl contains one or more
improperly formed ACL entries, or for some other
reason cannot be translated into the external form
of an ACL.
[ERANGE] The size parameter is greater than zero but smaller
than the length of the contiguous, persistent form
of the ACL.
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