connect using systemd socket activation


 #include <libnbd.h>

 int nbd_aio_connect_systemd_socket_activation (struct nbd_handle *h,
                                                char **argv);


Run the command as a subprocess and begin connecting to it using systemd socket activation.  Parameters behave as documented in nbd_connect_systemd_socket_activation(3).

You can check if the connection is still connecting by calling nbd_aio_is_connecting(3), or if it has connected to the server and completed the NBD handshake by calling nbd_aio_is_ready(3), on the connection.

Return Value

If the call is successful the function returns 0.


On error -1 is returned.

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

Handle State

The handle must be newly created, otherwise this call will return an error.


This function first appeared in libnbd 1.2.

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


See Also

nbd_aio_is_connecting(3), nbd_aio_is_ready(3), nbd_connect_systemd_socket_activation(3), nbd_create(3), libnbd(3).


Eric Blake

Richard W.M. Jones


This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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Referenced By

libnbd(3), libnbd-release-notes-1.2(1).

2021-04-29 libnbd-1.7.9