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send trim command to the NBD server


 #include <libnbd.h>

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

 int64_t nbd_aio_trim (struct nbd_handle *h, uint64_t count,
                       uint64_t offset,
                       nbd_completion_callback completion_callback,
                       uint32_t flags);


Issue a trim 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_trim(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.

Handle State

The handle must be connected with the server, otherwise this call will return an error.


This function first appeared in libnbd 1.0.

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


See Also

nbd_aio_command_completed(3), nbd_can_trim(3), nbd_create(3), nbd_set_strict_mode(3), nbd_trim(3), “Issuing asynchronous commands” in libnbd(3), libnbd(3).


Eric Blake

Richard W.M. Jones


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Referenced By

libnbd(3), NBD(3), nbd_can_trim(3), nbd_trim(3).

2020-10-05 libnbd-1.5.4