nbd_get_socket_activation_name - Man Page

get the socket activation name


 #include <libnbd.h>

 char * nbd_get_socket_activation_name (
          struct nbd_handle *h


Return the socket name used when you call nbd_connect_systemd_socket_activation(3) on the same handle.  By default this will return the empty string meaning that the server will see the name unknown.

Return Value

This call returns a string.  The caller must free the returned string to avoid a memory leak.


On error NULL 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).


This function first appeared in libnbd 1.16.

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


See Also

nbd_connect_systemd_socket_activation(3), nbd_create(3), nbd_set_socket_activation_name(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.

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.

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Referenced By

libnbd(3), libnbd-release-notes-1.16(1), nbd_connect_systemd_socket_activation(3), nbd_set_socket_activation_name(3).

2023-08-30 libnbd-1.17.4