blkdev_get_by_path (9) - Linux Man Pages

blkdev_get_by_path: open a block device by name

NAME

blkdev_get_by_path - open a block device by name

SYNOPSIS

struct block_device * blkdev_get_by_path(const char path, fmode_t mode, void holder);

ARGUMENTS

path

path to the block device to open

mode

FMODE_* mask

holder

exclusive holder identifier

DESCRIPTION

Open the blockdevice described by the device file at path. mode and holder are identical to blkdev_get.

On success, the returned block_device has reference count of one.

CONTEXT

Might sleep.

RETURN

Pointer to block_device on success, ERR_PTR(-errno) on failure.

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