nbd_aio_block_status_64 - Man Page

send block status command, with 64-bit callback


 #include <libnbd.h>

 typedef struct {
   int (*callback) (void *user_data,
                    const char *metacontext,
                    uint64_t offset, nbd_extent *entries,
                    size_t nr_entries, int *error);
   void *user_data;
   void (*free) (void *user_data);
 } nbd_extent64_callback;

 typedef struct {
   int (*callback) (void *user_data, int *error);
   void *user_data;
   void (*free) (void *user_data);
 } nbd_completion_callback;

 int64_t nbd_aio_block_status_64 (
           struct nbd_handle *h, uint64_t count,
           uint64_t offset,
           nbd_extent64_callback extent64_callback,
           nbd_completion_callback completion_callback,
           uint32_t flags


Send the block status command to the NBD server.

To check if the command completed, call nbd_aio_command_completed(3). Or supply the optional completion_callback which will be invoked as described in "Completion callbacks" in libnbd(3).

Other parameters behave as documented in nbd_block_status_64(3).

By default, libnbd will reject attempts to use this function with parameters that are likely to result in server failure, such as requesting an unknown command flag.  The nbd_set_strict_mode(3) function can be used to alter which scenarios should await a server reply rather than failing fast.

Return Value

This call returns the 64 bit cookie of the command. The cookie is ≥ 1. Cookies are unique (per libnbd handle, not globally).


On error -1 is returned.

Refer to "ERROR HANDLING" in libnbd(3) for how to get further details of the error.

The following parameters must not be NULL: h. For more information see "Non-NULL parameters" in libnbd(3).

Handle State

nbd_aio_block_status_64 can be called when the handle is in the following state:

 │ Handle created, before connecting   │ ❌ error                │
 │ Connecting                          │ ❌ error                │
 │ Connecting & handshaking (opt_mode) │ ❌ error                │
 │ Connected to the server             │ ✅ allowed              │
 │ Connection shut down                │ ❌ error                │
 │ Handle dead                         │ ❌ error                │


This function first appeared in libnbd 1.18.

If you need to test if this function is available at compile time check if the following macro is defined:


See Also

nbd_aio_block_status(3), nbd_aio_command_completed(3), nbd_block_status_64(3), nbd_can_meta_context(3), nbd_create(3), nbd_set_strict_mode(3), "Issuing asynchronous commands" in libnbd(3), libnbd(3).


Eric Blake

Richard W.M. Jones


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Referenced By

libnbd(3), libnbd-release-notes-1.18(1), NBD(3), nbd_aio_block_status(3), nbd_aio_block_status_filter(3), nbd_block_status_64(3), nbd_can_meta_context(3).

2023-11-22 libnbd-1.19.2