zzip_disk_open(3) turn a filehandle into a mmapped zip disk archive handle

Other Alias

zzip_disk_mmap, zzip_disk_init, zzip_disk_new, zzip_disk_munmap, zzip_disk_buffer, zzip_disk_close


#include <zzip/mmapped.h>

zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK * zzip_disk_mmap((int fd));
int zzip_disk_init((ZZIP_DISK * disk, void *buffer, zzip_size_t buflen));
zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK * zzip_disk_new((void));
int zzip_disk_munmap((ZZIP_DISK * disk));
zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK * zzip_disk_open((char *filename));
zzip__new__ ZZIP_DISK * zzip_disk_buffer((void *buffer, size_t buflen));
int zzip_disk_close((ZZIP_DISK * disk));


The zzip_disk_mmap function uses the given file-descriptor to detect the length of the file and calls the system mmap(2) to put it in main memory. If it is successful then a newly allocated ZZIP_DISK* is returned with disk->buffer pointing to the mapview of the zipdisk content.

The zzip_disk_init function does primary initialization of a disk-buffer struct.

The zzip_disk_new function allocates a new disk-buffer with malloc(3)

The zzip_disk_munmap function is the inverse of zzip_disk_mmap and using the system munmap(2) on the buffer area and free(3) on the ZZIP_DISK structure.

The zzip_disk_open function opens the given archive by name and turn the filehandle to zzip_disk_mmap for bringing it to main memory. If it can not be mmap(2)'ed then we slurp the whole file into a newly malloc(2)'ed memory block. Only if that fails too then we return null. Since handling of disk->buffer is ambigous it should not be snatched away please.

The zzip_disk_buffer function will attach a buffer with a zip image that was acquired from another source than a file. Note that if zzip_disk_mmap fails then zzip_disk_open will fall back and try to read the full file to memory wrapping a ZZIP_DISK around the memory buffer just as the zzip_disk_buffer function will do. Note that the zzip_disk_buffer function will not own the buffer, it will neither be written nor free()d.

The zzip_disk_close function will release all data needed to access a (mmapped) zip archive, including any malloc()ed blocks, sharedmem mappings and it dumps the handle struct as well.


• Guido Draheim <[email protected]>


Copyright (c) 2003,2004,2006 Guido Draheim All rights reserved, use under the restrictions of the Lesser GNU General Public License or alternatively the restrictions of the Mozilla Public License 1.1