SCF_PG_CREATE(3SCF) Service Configuration Facility Library Functions


NAME


scf_pg_create, scf_pg_handle, scf_pg_destroy, scf_pg_get_parent_service,
scf_pg_get_parent_instance, scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel, scf_pg_get_name,
scf_pg_get_type, scf_pg_get_flags, scf_pg_update, scf_service_get_pg,
scf_service_add_pg, scf_instance_get_pg, scf_instance_get_pg_composed,
scf_instance_add_pg, scf_snaplevel_get_pg, scf_pg_delete,
scf_pg_get_underlying_pg - create and manipulate property group handles
and property groups in the Service Configuration Facility

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -lscf [ library... ]
#include <libscf.h>

scf_propertygroup_t *scf_pg_create(scf_handle_t *handle);


scf_handle_t *scf_pg_handle(scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


void scf_pg_destroy(scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_pg_get_parent_service(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg,
scf_service_t *svc);


int scf_pg_get_parent_instance(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg,
scf_instance_t *inst);


int scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg,
scf_snaplevel_t *level);


ssize_t scf_pg_get_name(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg, char *buf,
size_t size);


ssize_t scf_pg_get_type(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg, char *buf,
size_t size);


int scf_pg_get_flags(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg, uint32_t *out);


int scf_pg_update(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_service_get_pg(const scf_service_t *svc, const char *name,
scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_service_add_pg(const scf_service_t *svc,
const char *name, const char *group_type,
uint32_t flags, scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_instance_get_pg(const scf_instance_t *inst,
const char *name, scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_instance_get_pg_composed(const scf_instance_t *inst,
const scf_snapshot_t *snapshot, const char *name,
scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_instance_add_pg(const scf_instance_t *inst,
const char *name, const char *group_type, uint32_t flags,
scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_snaplevel_get_pg(const scf_snaplevel_t *level,
const char *name, scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_pg_delete(scf_propertygroup_t *pg);


int scf_pg_get_underlying_pg(const scf_propertygroup_t *pg,
scf_propertygroup_t *out);


DESCRIPTION


Property groups are an atomically-updated group of typed properties.
Property groups of services (see scf_service_create(3SCF)) or instances
(see scf_instance_create(3SCF)) are modifiable. Property groups of
snaplevels (see scf_snaplevel_create(3SCF)) are not modifiable.


An scf_propertygroup_t is an opaque handle that can be set to a single
property group at any given time. When an scf_propertygroup_t is set, it
references a frozen-in-time version of the property group to which it is
set. Updates to the property group will not be visible until either
scf_pg_update() is called or the property group is set again.


This static view is propagated to the scf_property_ts set to children of
the property group. They will not see updates, even if the
scf_propertygroup_t is updated.


The scf_pg_create() function allocates and initializes a new
scf_propertygroup_t bound to handle. The scf_pg_destroy() function
destroys and frees pg.


The scf_pg_handle() function retrieves the handle to which pg is bound.


The scf_pg_get_parent_service(), scf_pg_get_parent_instance(), and
scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel() functions retrieve the property group's
parent, if it is of the requested type.


The scf_pg_get_name() and scf_pg_get_type() functions retrieve the name
and type, respectively, of the property group to which pg is set.


The scf_pg_get_flags() function retrieves the flags for the property
group to which pg is set. If SCF_PG_FLAG_NONPERSISTENT is set, the
property group is not included in snapshots and will lose its contents
upon system shutdown or reboot. Non-persistent property groups are mainly
used for smf-internal state. See smf(5).


The scf_pg_update() function ensures that pg is attached to the most
recent version of the pg to which it is set.


The scf_service_get_pg(), scf_instance_get_pg(), and
scf_snaplevel_get_pg() functions set pg to the property group specified
by name in the service specified by svc, the instance specified by inst,
or the snaplevel specified by level, respectively.


The scf_instance_get_pg_composed() function sets pg to the property group
specified by name in the composed view of inst at the time snapshot was
taken. If snapshot is NULL, the current properties are used. The composed
view of an instance's properties is the union of the properties of the
instance and its ancestors. Properties of the instance take precedence
over properties of the service with the same name (including the property
group name). After a successful call to scf_instance_get_pg_composed(),
the parent of pg might not be inst, and the parents of properties
obtained from pg might not be pg. If inst and its parent have property
groups with the same name but different types, the properties in the
property group of the parent are excluded.


The scf_service_add_pg() and scf_instance_add_pg() functions create a new
property group specified by name whose type is group_type, and attach the
pg handle (if non-null) to the new object. The flags argument must be
either 0 or SCF_PG_FLAG_NONPERSISTENT.


The scf_pg_delete() function deletes the property group. Versions of the
property group in snapshots are not affected.


The scf_pg_get_underlying_pg() function gets the first existing
underlying property group. If the property group specified by pg is an
instance property group, out is set to the property group of the same
name in the instance's parent.


Applications can use a transaction to modify a property group. See
scf_transaction_create(3SCF).

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, scf_pg_create() returns a new
scf_propertygroup_t. Otherwise, it returns NULL.


Upon successful completion, scf_pg_handle() returns a pointer to the
handle to which pg is bound. Otherwise, it returns NULL.


Upon successful completion, scf_instance_handle() returns the handle
instance with which it is associated. Otherwise, it returns NULL.


Upon successful completion, scf_pg_get_name() and scf_pg_get_type()
return the length of the string written, not including the terminating
null byte. Otherwise, they return -1.


The scf_pg_update() function returns 1 if the object was updated, 0 if
the object was already up to date, and -1 on failure.


Upon successful completion, scf_pg_get_parent_service(),
scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel(), scf_pg_get_flags(), scf_service_get_pg(),
scf_service_add_pg(), scf_pg_get_parent_instance(),
scf_instance_get_pg(), scf_instance_get_pg_composed(),
scf_instance_add_pg(), scf_snaplevel_get_pg(), scf_pg_delete(), and
scf_pg_get_underlying_pg() return 0. Otherwise, they return -1.

ERRORS


The scf_pg_create() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

The handle argument is NULL.


SCF_ERROR_NO_MEMORY

There is not enough memory to allocate an scf_propertygroup_t.


SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The server does not have adequate resources for a new property group
handle.


The scf_pg_handle() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_DESTROYED

The handle associated with pg has been destroyed.


The scf_pg_update() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.


SCF_ERROR_DELETED

An ancestor of the property group specified by pg has been deleted.


SCF_ERROR_INTERNAL

An internal error occurred. This can happen if pg has been corrupted.


SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

The pg argument refers to an invalid scf_propertygroup_t.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The property group specified by pg is not set.


The scf_service_get_pg(), scf_instance_get_pg(),
scf_instance_get_pg_composed(), scf_snaplevel_get_pg(), and
scf_pg_get_underlying_pg() functions will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_ACCESS

The storage mechanism that the repository server
(svc.configd(1M)) chose for the operation denied access.


SCF_ERROR_INTERNAL

An internal error occurred.


SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The server does not have the resources to complete the request.


The scf_pg_get_name(), scf_pg_get_type(), scf_pg_get_flags(),
scf_pg_get_parent_service(), scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel(), and
scf_pg_get_parent_instance() functions will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_DELETED

The property group specified by pg has been deleted.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The property group specified by pg is not set.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.


SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.


The scf_pg_get_parent_service(), scf_pg_get_parent_snaplevel(), and
scf_pg_get_parent_instance() functions will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATED

The requested parent type does not match the actual type of the
parent of the property group specified by pg.


SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH

The property group and either the instance, the service, or the
snaplevel are not derived from the same handle.


The scf_instance_get_pg(), scf_instance_get_pg_composed(),
scf_service_get_pg(), scf_pg_get_underlying_pg(), and
scf_snaplevel_get_pg() functions will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_NOT_FOUND

The property group specified by name was not found.


The scf_service_add_pg(), scf_service_get_pg(), scf_instance_add_pg(),
scf_instance_get_pg(), scf_instance_get_pg_composed(), and
scf_snaplevel_get_pg() functions will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_DELETED

The service or instance has been deleted.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The instance is not set.


SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

The value of the name argument is not a valid property group name.


SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH

The property group and either the instance, the service, or the level
are not derived from the same handle.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.


SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.


The scf_service_add_pg() and scf_instance_add_pg() functions will fail
if:

SCF_ERROR_PERMISSION_DENIED

The caller does not have permission to create the requested property
group.


SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_READONLY

The repository backend is read-only.


SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_ACCESS

The repository backend refused the modification.


SCF_ERROR_EXISTS

A {service,instance,property group} named name already exists.


SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The server does not have the resources to complete the request.


The scf_pg_delete() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_ACCESS

The repository backend refused the modification.


SCF_ERROR_BACKEND_READONLY

The repository backend is read-only.


SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.


SCF_ERROR_DELETED

The property group has been deleted by someone else.


SCF_ERROR_NO_RESOURCES

The server does not have adequate resources for a new property group
handle.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The property group has not been set.


SCF_ERROR_PERMISSION_DENIED

The caller does not have permission to delete this property group.


The scf_pg_get_underlying_pg() function will fail if:

SCF_ERROR_CONNECTION_BROKEN

The connection to the repository was lost.


SCF_ERROR_CONSTRAINT_VIOLATED

A required constraint was not met.


SCF_ERROR_DELETED

The property group has been deleted.


SCF_ERROR_HANDLE_MISMATCH

The property group and out are not derived from the same handle.


SCF_ERROR_INVALID_ARGUMENT

An argument is invalid.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_BOUND

The handle is not bound.


SCF_ERROR_NOT_SET

The property group has not been set.


The scf_error(3SCF) function can be used to retrieve the error value.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Perform a layered lookup of name in pg.



int layered_lookup(scf_propertygroup_t *pg, const char *name,
scf_property_t *out) {
scf_handle_t *handle = scf_pg_handle(out);
scf_propertygroup_t *new_pg;
scf_propertygroup_t *cur, *other;
int state = 0;

if (handle == NULL) {
return (-1);
}
new_pg = scf_pg_create(handle);
if (new_pg == NULL) {
return (-1);
}
for (;;) {
cur = state ? pg : new_pg;
other = state ? new_pg : pg;
state = !state;

if (scf_pg_get_property(cur, name, out) != -1) {
scf_pg_destroy(new_pg);
return (SUCCESS);
}
if (scf_pg_get_underlying_pg(cur, other) == -1)
break;
}
scf_pg_destroy(new_pg);
return (NOT_FOUND);
}


ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Safe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


libscf(3LIB), scf_error(3SCF), scf_handle_decode_fmri(3SCF),
scf_instance_create(3SCF), scf_pg_to_fmri(3SCF),
scf_service_create(3SCF), scf_snaplevel_create(3SCF),
scf_transaction_create(3SCF), attributes(5), smf(5)


June 29, 2009 SCF_PG_CREATE(3SCF)