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

NAME
     VOP_READLINK -- read the target of	a symbolic link

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

     int
     VOP_READLINK(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, struct ucred *cred);

DESCRIPTION
     This reads	the target pathname of a symbolic link

     vp	  the vnode of the symlink

     uio  the location of the data to be read or written

     cnp  the credentials of the caller

LOCKS
     The vnode should be locked	on entry and will still	be locked on exit.

RETURN VALUES
     Zero is returned on success, otherwise an error code is returned.

PSEUDOCODE
     int
     vop_readlink(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, struct ucred *cred)
     {
	 int error = 0;

	 /*
	  * Read the target of the symlink.
	  */
	 ...;

	 return	error;
     }

ERRORS
     [EIO]		a read error occurred while reading the	contents of
			the symlink

SEE ALSO
     vnode(9), uiomove(9)

AUTHORS
     This man page was written by Doug Rabson.

FreeBSD	11.1			 July 24, 1996			  FreeBSD 11.1

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