#include <libnbd.h> int nbd_cache (struct nbd_handle *h, uint64_t count, uint64_t offset, uint32_t flags);
Issue the cache (prefetch) command to the NBD server, which if supported by the server causes data to be prefetched into faster storage by the server, speeding up a subsequent nbd_pread(3) call. The server can also silently ignore this command. Note this will return an error if nbd_can_cache(3) is false.
flags parameter must be
0 for now (it exists for future NBD protocol extensions).
If the call is successful the function returns
-1 is returned.
Refer to “ERROR HANDLING” in libnbd(3) for how to get further details of the error.
The handle must be connected and finished handshaking 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:
#define LIBNBD_HAVE_NBD_CACHE 1
nbd_aio_cache(3), nbd_can_cache(3), nbd_create(3), nbd_pread(3), libnbd(3).
Richard W.M. Jones
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libnbd(3), nbd_aio_cache(3), nbd_can_cache(3).