xpamacros man page

XPA Server Callback Macros

Synopsis

#include <xpa.h>
xpa_class, xpa_name, xpa_method, xpa_cmdfd, xpa_datafd,
xpa_sendian, xpa_cendian

Description

Server routines have access to information about the XPA being called via the following macros (each of which takes the xpa handle as an argument):

macro                 explanation
------                -----------
xpa_class             class of this xpa
xpa_name              name of this xpa
xpa_method            method string (inet or local connect info)
xpa_cmdfd             fd of command socket
xpa_datafd            fd of data socket
xpa_sendian           endian-ness of server ("little" or "big")
xpa_cendian           endian-ness of client ("little" or "big"

The argument to these macros is the call_data pointer that is passed to the server procedure. This pointer should be type case to XPA in the server routine:

XPA xpa = (XPA)call_data;

The most important of these macros is xpa_datafd(). A server routine that sets "fillbuf=false" in receive_mode or send_mode can use this macro to perform I/O directly to/from the client, rather than using buf.

The xpa_cendian and xpa_sendian macros can be used together to determine if the data transferred from the client is byte swapped with respect to the server. Values for these macros are: "little", "big", or "?". In order to do a proper conversion, you still need to know the format of the data (i.e., byte swapping is dependent on the size of the data element being converted).

See Also

See xpa(n) for a list of XPA help pages

Referenced By

xpa(n).

July 23, 2013 version 2.1.15 SAORD Documentation