lfc_readdirg(3) read LFC directory opened by


#include <sys/types.h>
#include "lfc_api.h"

struct lfc_direnstatg *lfc_readdirg (lfc_DIR *dirp)


lfc_readdirg reads the LFC directory opened by lfc_opendir in the name server. This routine returns a pointer to a structure containing the current directory entry including the GUID associated.

struct lfc_direnstatg {
        u_signed64      fileid;
        char            guid[CA_MAXGUIDLEN+1];
        mode_t          filemode;
        int             nlink;          /* number of files in a directory */
        uid_t           uid;
        gid_t           gid;
        u_signed64      filesize;
        time_t          atime;          /* last access to file */
        time_t          mtime;          /* last file modification */
        time_t          ctime;          /* last metadata modification */
        short           fileclass;      /* not used */
        char            status;         /* ' ' --> online, 'm' --> migrated */
        char            csumtype[3];    /* "CS", "AD" or "MD" */
        char            csumvalue[33];
        unsigned short  d_reclen;       /* length of this entry */
        char            d_name[1];      /* basename in variable length */

lfc_readdirg caches a variable number of such entries, depending on the filename size, to minimize the number of requests to the name server.

specifies the pointer value returned by lfc_opendir.


This routine returns a pointer to a structure containing the current directory entry if the operation was successful or NULL if the end of the directory was reached or if the operation failed. When the end of the directory is encountered, serrno is not changed. If the operation failed, serrno is set appropriately.

As lfc_readdirg returns a null pointer both at the end of the directory and on error, an application wishing to check for error situations should set serrno to 0, then call lfc_readdirg, then check serrno and if it is non-zero, assume an error has occurred.


File descriptor in DIR structure is invalid.
dirp is a NULL pointer.
Communication error.
Name server is not running or is being shutdown.


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