sd-id128(3) — Linux manual page


SD-ID128(3)                     sd-id128                     SD-ID128(3)

NAME         top

       sd-id128, sd_id128_t, SD_ID128_MAKE, SD_ID128_MAKE_STR,
       SD_ID128_UUID_FORMAT_STR, SD_ID128_FORMAT_VAL, sd_id128_equal,
       sd_id128_is_null - APIs for processing 128-bit IDs

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <systemd/sd-id128.h>

       pkg-config --cflags --libs libsystemd

DESCRIPTION         top

       sd-id128.h provides APIs to process and generate 128-bit ID
       values. The 128-bit ID values processed and generated by these
       APIs are a generalization of OSF UUIDs as defined by RFC 4122[1]
       but use a simpler string format. These functions impose no
       structure on the used IDs, much unlike OSF UUIDs or Microsoft
       GUIDs, but are fully compatible with those types of IDs.

       See sd_id128_to_string(3), sd_id128_randomize(3) and
       sd_id128_get_machine(3) for more information about the
       implemented functions.

       A 128-bit ID is implemented as the following union type:

           typedef union sd_id128 {
                   uint8_t bytes[16];
                   uint64_t qwords[2];
           } sd_id128_t;

       This union type allows accessing the 128-bit ID as 16 separate
       bytes or two 64-bit words. It is generally safer to access the ID
       components by their 8-bit array to avoid endianness issues. This
       union is intended to be passed call-by-value (as opposed to
       call-by-reference) and may be directly manipulated by clients.

       A couple of macros are defined to denote and decode 128-bit IDs:

       SD_ID128_MAKE() may be used to denote a constant 128-bit ID in
       source code. A commonly used idiom is to assign a name to a
       128-bit ID using this macro:

           #define SD_MESSAGE_COREDUMP SD_ID128_MAKE(fc,2e,22,bc,6e,e6,47,b6,b9,07,29,ab,34,a2,50,b1)

       SD_ID128_NULL may be used to refer to the 128bit ID consisting of
       only NUL bytes.

       SD_ID128_MAKE_STR() is similar to SD_ID128_MAKE(), but creates a
       const char* expression that can be conveniently used in message
       formats and such:

           #include <stdio.h>
           #define SD_MESSAGE_COREDUMP_STR SD_ID128_MAKE_STR(fc,2e,22,bc,6e,e6,47,b6,b9,07,29,ab,34,a2,50,b1)

           int main(int argc, char **argv) {
                   puts("Match for coredumps: MESSAGE_ID=" SD_MESSAGE_COREDUMP_STR);

       SD_ID128_CONST_STR() may be used to convert constant 128-bit IDs
       into constant strings for output. The following example code will
       output the string "fc2e22bc6ee647b6b90729ab34a250b1":

           int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
                   puts("Match for coredumps: %s", SD_ID128_CONST_STR(SD_MESSAGE_COREDUMP));

       SD_ID128_FORMAT_STR and SD_ID128_FORMAT_VAL() may be used to
       format a 128-bit ID in a printf(3) format string, as shown in the
       following example:

           int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
                   sd_id128_t id;
                   id = SD_ID128_MAKE(ee,89,be,71,bd,6e,43,d6,91,e6,c5,5d,eb,03,02,07);
                   printf("The ID encoded in this C file is " SD_ID128_FORMAT_STR ".\n", SD_ID128_FORMAT_VAL(id));
                   return 0;

       SD_ID128_UUID_FORMAT_STR is similar to SD_ID128_FORMAT_STR but
       includes separating hyphens to conform to the "canonical

       Use sd_id128_equal() to compare two 128-bit IDs:

           int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {
                   sd_id128_t a, b, c;
                   a = SD_ID128_MAKE(ee,89,be,71,bd,6e,43,d6,91,e6,c5,5d,eb,03,02,07);
                   b = SD_ID128_MAKE(f2,28,88,9c,5f,09,44,15,9d,d7,04,77,58,cb,e7,3e);
                   c = a;
                   assert(sd_id128_equal(a, c));
                   assert(!sd_id128_equal(a, b));
                   return 0;

       Use sd_id128_is_null() to check if an 128bit ID consists of only
       NUL bytes:

           int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

       Note that new, randomized IDs may be generated with
       systemd-id128(1)'s new command.

NOTES         top

       These APIs are implemented as a shared library, which can be
       compiled and linked to with the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), sd_id128_to_string(3), sd_id128_randomize(3),
       sd_id128_get_machine(3), printf(3), journalctl(1), sd-journal(7),
       pkg-config(1), machine-id(5)

NOTES         top

        1. RFC 4122

        2. canonical representation

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