nbd_set_request_structured_replies - Man Page

control use of structured replies


 #include <libnbd.h>

 int nbd_set_request_structured_replies (
       struct nbd_handle *h, bool request


By default, libnbd tries to negotiate structured replies with the server, as this protocol extension must be in use before nbd_can_meta_context(3) or nbd_can_df(3) can return true.  However, for integration testing, it can be useful to clear this flag rather than find a way to alter the server to fail the negotiation request.  It is also useful to set this to false prior to using nbd_set_opt_mode(3) if it is desired to control when to send nbd_opt_structured_reply(3) during negotiation.

Note that setting this knob to false also disables any automatic request for extended headers.

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.

The following parameters must not be NULL: h. For more information see "Non-NULL parameters" in libnbd(3).

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_can_df(3), nbd_can_meta_context(3), nbd_create(3), nbd_get_request_structured_replies(3), nbd_get_structured_replies_negotiated(3), nbd_opt_structured_reply(3), nbd_set_handshake_flags(3), nbd_set_opt_mode(3), nbd_set_request_extended_headers(3), nbd_set_strict_mode(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-1.2(1), NBD(3), nbd_get_request_structured_replies(3), nbd_get_structured_replies_negotiated(3), nbd_opt_set_meta_context(3), nbd_opt_set_meta_context_queries(3), nbd_opt_structured_reply(3), nbd_set_handshake_flags(3), nbd_set_opt_mode(3), nbd_set_request_extended_headers(3).

2023-09-08 libnbd-1.17.5