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VOP_ATTRIB(9)	       FreeBSD Kernel Developer's Manual	 VOP_ATTRIB(9)

NAME
     VOP_GETATTR, VOP_SETATTR -- get and set attributes	on a file or directory

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

     int
     VOP_GETATTR(struct	vnode *vp, struct vattr	*vap, struct ucred *cred);

     int
     VOP_SETATTR(struct	vnode *vp, struct vattr	*vap, struct ucred *cred);

DESCRIPTION
     These entry points	manipulate various attributes of a file	or directory,
     including file permissions, owner,	group, size, access time and modifica-
     tion time.

     The arguments are:

     vp	   The vnode of	the file.

     vap   The attributes of the file.

     cred  The user credentials	of the calling process.

     Attributes	which are not being modified by	VOP_SETATTR() should be	set to
     the value VNOVAL; VATTR_NULL() may	be used	to clear all the values, and
     should generally be used to reset the contents of *vap prior to setting
     specific values.

LOCKS
     VOP_GETATTR() expects the vnode to	be locked on entry and will leave the
     vnode locked on return.  The lock type can	be either shared or exclusive.

     VOP_SETATTR() expects the vnode to	be locked on entry and will leave the
     vnode locked on return.  The lock type must be exclusive.

RETURN VALUES
     VOP_GETATTR() returns 0 if	it was able to retrieve	the attribute data via
     *vap, otherwise an	appropriate error is returned.	VOP_SETATTR() returns
     zero if the attributes were changed successfully, otherwise an appropri-
     ate error is returned.

ERRORS
     [EPERM]		The file is immutable.

     [EACCES]		The caller does	not have permission to modify the file
			or directory attributes.

     [EROFS]		The file system	is read-only.

SEE ALSO
     VFS(9), vnode(9), VOP_ACCESS(9)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.

FreeBSD	10.1			August 29, 2008			  FreeBSD 10.1

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | LOCKS | RETURN VALUES | ERRORS | SEE ALSO | AUTHORS

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