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

NAME
     vref -- increment the use count for a vnode

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/vnode.h>

     int
     vref(struct vnode *vp);

DESCRIPTION
     Increment the v_usecount field of a vnode.

     vp	 the vnode to increment

     Each vnode	maintains a reference count of how many	parts of the system
     are using the vnode.  This	allows the system to detect when a vnode is no
     longer being used and can be safely recycled for a	different file.

     Any code in the system which is using a vnode (e.g. during	the operation
     of	some algorithm or to store in a	data structure)	should call vref(9).

SEE ALSO
     vnode(9), vget(9),	vput(9), vrele(9)

AUTHORS
     This man page was written by Doug Rabson.

FreeBSD	11.1			 July 24, 1996			  FreeBSD 11.1

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