nbd_get_size - Man Page

return the export size

Synopsis

 #include <libnbd.h>

 int64_t nbd_get_size (
           struct nbd_handle *h
         );

Description

Returns the size in bytes of the NBD export.

Note that this call fails with EOVERFLOW for an unlikely server that advertises a size which cannot fit in a 64-bit signed integer.

This call does not block, because it returns data that is saved in the handle from the NBD protocol handshake.

Return Value

This call returns a 64 bit signed integer ≥ 0.

Errors

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_get_size can be called when the handle is in the following states:

 ┌─────────────────────────────────────┬─────────────────────────┐
 │ Handle created, before connecting   │ ❌ error                │
 │ Connecting                          │ ❌ error                │
 │ Connecting & handshaking (opt_mode) │ ✅ allowed              │
 │ Connected to the server             │ ✅ allowed              │
 │ Connection shut down                │ ✅ allowed              │
 │ Handle dead                         │ ❌ error                │
 └─────────────────────────────────────┴─────────────────────────┘

Version

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_GET_SIZE 1

Example

This example is also available as examples/get-size.c in the libnbd source code.

 /* This example shows how to connect to an NBD
  * server and read the size of the disk.
  *
  * You can test it with nbdkit like this:
  *
  * nbdkit -U - memory 1M \
  *   --run './get-size $unixsocket'
  */

 #include <stdio.h>
 #include <stdlib.h>
 #include <stdint.h>
 #include <inttypes.h>

 #include <libnbd.h>

 int
 main (int argc, char *argv[])
 {
   struct nbd_handle *nbd;
   int64_t size;

   if (argc != 2) {
     fprintf (stderr, "%s socket\n", argv[0]);
     exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
   }

   /* Create the libnbd handle. */
   nbd = nbd_create ();
   if (nbd == NULL) {
     fprintf (stderr, "%s\n", nbd_get_error ());
     exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
   }

   /* Connect to the NBD server over a
    * Unix domain socket.
    */
   if (nbd_connect_unix (nbd, argv[1]) == -1) {
     fprintf (stderr, "%s\n", nbd_get_error ());
     exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
   }

   /* Read the size in bytes and print it. */
   size = nbd_get_size (nbd);
   if (size == -1) {
     fprintf (stderr, "%s\n", nbd_get_error ());
     exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
   }
   printf ("%s: size = %" PRIi64 " bytes\n",
           argv[1], size);

   /* Close the libnbd handle. */
   nbd_close (nbd);

   exit (EXIT_SUCCESS);
 }

See Also

nbd_create(3), nbd_opt_info(3), "Size of the export" in libnbd(3), libnbd(3).

Authors

Eric Blake

Richard W.M. Jones

License

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.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Referenced By

libnbd(3), libnbd-release-notes-1.18(1), NBD(3), nbd_get_block_size(3), nbd_opt_info(3).

2024-02-17 libnbd-1.19.7