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io_uring_prep_symlinkat(3)   liburing Manual  io_uring_prep_symlinkat(3)

NAME         top

       io_uring_prep_symlinkat - prepare a symlinkat request

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <fcntl.h>
       #include <unistd.h>
       #include <liburing.h>

       void io_uring_prep_symlinkat(struct io_uring_sqe *sqe,
                                    const char *target,
                                    int newdirfd,
                                    const char *linkpath);

       void io_uring_prep_symlink(struct io_uring_sqe *sqe,
                                  const char *target,
                                  const char *linkpath);

DESCRIPTION         top

       The io_uring_prep_symlinkat(3) function prepares a symlinkat
       request. The submission queue entry sqe is setup to symlink the
       target path pointed to by target to the new destination indicated
       by newdirfd and linkpath.

       The io_uring_prep_symlink(3) function prepares a symlink request.
       The submission queue entry sqe is setup to symlink the target
       path pointed to by target to the new destination indicated by
       linkpath relative to the the current working directory. This
       function prepares an async symlink(2) request. See that man page
       for details.

       These functions prepare an async symlinkat(2) or symlink(2)
       request. See those man pages for details.

RETURN VALUE         top


ERRORS         top

       The CQE res field will contain the result of the operation. See
       the related man page for details on possible values. Note that
       where synchronous system calls will return -1 on failure and set
       errno to the actual error value, io_uring never uses errno.
       Instead it returns the negated errno directly in the CQE res

NOTES         top

       As with any request that passes in data in a struct, that data
       must remain valid until the request has been successfully
       submitted. It need not remain valid until completion. Once a
       request has been submitted, the in-kernel state is stable. Very
       early kernels (5.4 and earlier) required state to be stable until
       the completion occurred. Applications can test for this behavior
       by inspecting the IORING_FEAT_SUBMIT_STABLE flag passed back from

SEE ALSO         top

       io_uring_get_sqe(3), io_uring_submit(3), symlinkat(2), symlink(2)

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liburing-2.2                 March 13, 2022   io_uring_prep_symlinkat(3)

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