sd_bus_message_append_string_memfd(3) Attach a string to a message

Other Alias

sd_bus_message_append_string_iovec, sd_bus_message_append_string_space


#include <systemd/sd-bus.h>

int sd_bus_message_append_string_memfd(sd_bus_message *m, int memfd);
int sd_bus_message_append_string_iovec(sd_bus_message *m, const struct iovec *iov, unsigned n);
int sd_bus_message_append_string_space(sd_bus_message *m, size_t size, char **s);


The functions sd_bus_message_append_string_memfd and sd_bus_message_append_string_iovec can be used to append a single string (item of type "s") to message m.

In case of sd_bus_message_append_string_memfd, the contents of memfd are the string. They must satisfy the same constraints as described for the "s" type in sd_bus_message_append_basic(3).

In case of sd_bus_message_append_string_iovec, the payload of iov is the string. It must satisfy the same constraints as described for the "s" type in sd_bus_message_append_basic(3).

The iov argument must point to n struct iovec structures. Each structure may have the iov_base field set, in which case the memory pointed to will be copied into the message, or unset, in which case a block of spaces (ASCII 32) of length iov_len will be inserted. The memory pointed at by iov may be changed after this call.

The sd_bus_message_append_string_space function appends space for a string to message m. It behaves similar to sd_bus_message_append_basic with type "s", but instead of copying a string into the message, it returns a pointer to the destination area to the caller in pointer p. Space for the string of length size plus the terminating NUL is allocated.


On success, those calls return 0 or a positive integer. On failure, they returns a negative errno-style error code.


Returned errors may indicate the following problems:


Specified parameter is invalid.


Message has been sealed.


Message is in invalid state.


Message cannot be appended to.


Memory allocation failed.


The functions described here are available as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.