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

NAME
     g_new_geomf, g_destroy_geom -- geom management

SYNOPSIS
     #include <geom/geom.h>

     struct g_geom *
     g_new_geomf(struct	g_class	*mp, const char	*fmt, ...);

     void
     g_destroy_geom(struct g_geom *gp);

DESCRIPTION
     The geom (do not confuse ``geom'' with ``GEOM'') is an instance of	a GEOM
     class.  For example: in a typical i386 FreeBSD system, there will be one
     geom of class MBR for each	disk.  The geom's name is not really impor-
     tant, it is only used in the XML dump and for debugging purposes.	There
     can be many geoms with the	same name.

     The g_new_geomf() function	creates	a new geom, which will be an instance
     of	the class mp.  The geom's name is created in a printf(3)-like way from
     the rest of the arguments.

     The g_destroy_geom() function destroys the	given geom immediately and
     cancels all related pending events.

     The g_geom	structure contains fields that should be set by	the caller
     after geom	creation, but before creating any providers or consumers
     related to	this geom (not all are required):

	   g_start_t * start
		   Pointer to a	function used for I/O processing.

	   g_spoiled_t * spoiled
		   Pointer to a	function used for consumers spoiling.

	   g_dumpconf_t	* dumpconf
		   Pointer to a	function used for configuration	in XML format
		   dumping.

	   g_access_t *	access
		   Pointer to a	function used for access control.

	   g_orphan_t *	orphan
		   Pointer to a	function used to inform	about orphaned con-
		   sumer.

	   g_ioctl_t * ioctl
		   Pointer to a	function used for handling ioctl requests.

	   void	* softc
		   Field for private use.

RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS
     If	you intend to use providers in this geom you must set field start of
     your geom.

     If	you are	planning to use	consumers in your geom you must	set fields
     orphan and	access for it.

     g_new_geomf():

	   Class mp must be valid (registered in GEOM).

	   The topology	lock has to be held.

     g_destroy_geom():

	   The geom cannot possess any providers.

	   The geom cannot possess any consumers.

	   The topology	lock has to be held.

RETURN VALUES
     The g_new_geomf() function	returns	a pointer to the newly created geom.

EXAMPLES
     Create an example geom.

	   static struct geom *
	   g_example_start(struct bio *bp)
	   {

		   [...]
	   }

	   static void
	   g_example_orphan(struct g_consumer *cp)
	   {

		   g_topology_assert();

		   [...]
	   }

	   static void
	   g_example_spoiled(struct g_consumer *cp)
	   {

		   g_topology_assert();

		   [...]
	   }

	   static void
	   g_example_access(struct g_provider *pp, int dr, int dw, int de)
	   {

		   [...]
	   }

	   static struct g_geom	*
	   create_example_geom(struct g_class *myclass)
	   {
		   struct g_geom *gp;

		   g_topology_lock();
		   gp =	g_new_geomf(myclass, "example_geom");
		   g_topology_unlock();
		   gp->start = g_example_start;
		   gp->orphan =	g_example_orphan;
		   gp->spoiled = g_example_spoiled;
		   gp->access =	g_example_access;
		   gp->softc = NULL;

		   return (gp);
	   }

	   static int
	   destroy_example_geom(struct g_geom *gp)
	   {

		   g_topology_lock();
		   if (!LIST_EMPTY(&gp->provider) ||
		       !LIST_EMPTY(&gp->consumer)) {
			   g_topology_unlock();
			   return (EBUSY);
		   }
		   g_destroy_geom(gp);
		   g_topology_unlock();

		   return (0);
	   }

SEE ALSO
     geom(4), DECLARE_GEOM_CLASS(9), g_access(9), g_attach(9), g_bio(9),
     g_consumer(9), g_data(9), g_event(9), g_provider(9),
     g_provider_by_name(9), g_wither_geom(9)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Pawel Jakub Dawidek <pjd@FreeBSD.org>.

FreeBSD	10.1		       January 16, 2004			  FreeBSD 10.1

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