CT_STATUS_READ(3CONTRACT) Contract Management Library Functions


ct_status_read, ct_status_free, ct_status_get_id, ct_status_get_zoneid,
ct_status_get_type, ct_status_get_state, ct_status_get_holder,
ct_status_get_nevents, ct_status_get_ntime, ct_status_get_qtime,
ct_status_get_nevid, ct_status_get_cookie, ct_status_get_informative,
ct_status_get_critical - common contract status functions


cc [ flag... ] file... -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -lcontract [ library... ]
#include <libcontract.h>

int ct_status_read(int fd, int detail, ct_stathdl_t *stathdlp);

void ct_status_free(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

ctid_t ct_status_get_id(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

zoneid_t ct_status_get_zoneid(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

char *ct_status_get_type(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

uint_t ct_status_get_state(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

pid_t ct_status_get_holder(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

int ct_status_get_nevents(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

int ct_status_get_ntime(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

int ct_status_get_qtime(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

ctevid_t ct_status_get_nevid(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

uint64_t ct_status_get_cookie(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

ctevid_t ct_status_get_informative(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);

uint_t ct_status_get_critical(ct_stathdl_t stathdl);


These functions operate on contract status file descriptors obtained from
the contract(5) file system and status object handles returned by

The ct_status_read() function reads the contract's status and initializes
the status object handle pointed to by stathdlp. After a successful call
to ct_status_read(), the caller is responsible for calling
ct_status_free() on this status object handle when it has finished using
it. Because the amount of information available for a contract might be
large, the detail argument allows the caller to specify how much
information ct_status_read() should obtain. A value of CTD_COMMON fetches
only those data accessible by the functions on this manual page.
CTD_FIXED fetches CTD_COMMON data as well as fixed-size contract type-
specific data. CTD_ALL fetches CTD_FIXED data as well as variable
lengthed data, such as arrays. See the manual pages for contract type-
specific status accessor functions for information concerning which data
are fetched by CTD_FIXED and CTD_ALL.

The ct_status_free() function frees any storage associated with the
specified status object handle.

The remaining functions all return contract information obtained from a
status object.

The ct_status_get_id() function returns the contract's ID.

The ct_status_get_zoneid() function returns the contract's creator's zone
ID, or -1 if the creator's zone no longer exists.

The ct_status_get_type() function returns the contract's type. The string
should be neither modified nor freed.

The ct_status_get_state() function returns the state of the contract.
Valid state values are:

a contract that is currently owned by a process

a contract that has been inherited by a regent process

a contract that has no owner and has not been inherited

a contract that is no longer in effect and will be
automatically removed from the system as soon as the
last reference to it is release (for example, an open
status file descriptor)

The ct_status_get_holder() function returns the process ID of the
contract's owner if the contract is in the CTS_OWNED state, or the ID of
the regent process contract if the contract is in the CTS_INHERITED

The ct_status_get_nevents() function returns the number of unacknowledged
critical events on the contract's event queue.

The ct_status_get_ntime() function returns the amount of time remaining
(in seconds) before the ongoing exit negotiation times out, or -1 if
there is no negotiation ongoing.

The ct_status_get_qtime() function returns the amount of time remaining
(in seconds) in the quantum before the ongoing exit negotiation times
out, or -1 if there is no negotiation ongoing.

The ct_status_get_nevid() function returns the event ID of the ongoing
negotiation, or 0 if there are none.

The ct_status_get_cookie() function returns the cookie term of the

The ct_status_get_critical() function is used to read the critical event
set term. The value is a collection of bits as described in the contract
type's manual page.

The ct_status_get_informative() function is used to read the informative
event set term. The value is a collection of bits as described in the
contract type's manual page.


Upon successful completion, ct_status_read() returns 0. Otherwise, it
returns a non-zero error value.

Upon successful completion, ct_status_get_id(), ct_status_get_type(),
ct_status_get_holder(), ct_status_get_state(), ct_status_get_nevents(),
ct_status_get_ntime(), ct_status_get_qtime(), ct_status_get_nevid(),
ct_status_get_cookie(), ct_status_get_critical(), and
ct_status_get_informative() return the data described in the DESCRIPTION.


The ct_status_read() function will fail if:

The detail level specified is invalid.


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|Interface Stability | Evolving |
|MT-Level | Safe |


libcontract(3LIB), contract(5), attributes(7), lfcompile(7)

illumos April 1, 2004 CT_STATUS_READ(3CONTRACT)