VOLMGT_ROOT(3VOLMGT) Volume Management Library Functions VOLMGT_ROOT(3VOLMGT)


NAME


volmgt_root - return the volume management root directory

SYNOPSIS


cc [ flag... ] file... -lvolmgt [ library ... ]
#include <volmgt.h>
const char *volmgt_root(void);


DESCRIPTION


This function is obsolete. The management of removable media by the
Volume Management feature, including vold, has been replaced by software
that supports the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL). Programmatic support
for HAL is through the HAL APIs, which are documented on the HAL web
site. See hal(5). The return value of this function is undefined.


The volmgt_root() function returns the current volume management root
directory, which by default is /vol but can be configured to be in a
different location.

RETURN VALUES


The return from this function is undefined.

ERRORS


This function may fail if an open() of /dev/volctl fails. If this occurs
a pointer to the default Volume Management root directory is returned.

EXAMPLES


Example 1: Finding the Volume Management Root directory.




To find out where the volume management root directory is:


if ((path = volmgt_root()) != NULL) {
(void) printf("Volume Management root dir=%s\n", path);
} else {
(void) printf("can't find Volume Management root dir\n");
}


FILES


/dev
default location for the volume management root directory


ATTRIBUTES


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


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

SEE ALSO


open(2), volmgt_check(3VOLMGT), volmgt_inuse(3VOLMGT),
volmgt_running(3VOLMGT), attributes(5), hal(5)

NOTES


This function returns the default root directory location even when
volume management is not running.


March 8, 2007 VOLMGT_ROOT(3VOLMGT)