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Maintenance Commands                                devreserv(1M)

NAME

devreserv - reserve devices for exclusive use

SYNOPSIS

devreserv [ key [ device-list ... ] ]

DESCRIPTION

devreserv reserves devices for exclusive use. When the dev- ice is no longer required, use devfree to release it. devreserv reserves at most one device per device-list. Each list is searched in linear order until the first available device is found. If a device cannot be reserved from each list, the entire reservation fails. When devreserv is invoked without arguments, it lists the devices that are currently reserved and shows to which key it was reserved. When devreserv is invoked with only the key argument, it lists the devices that are currently reserved to that key.

OPERANDS

The following operands are supported: key Designates a unique key on which the device will be reserved. The key must be a positive integer. device-list Defines a list of devices that devreserv will search to find an available device. The list must be format- ted as a single argument to the shell.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Reserving a floppy disk and a cartridge tape. This example reserves a floppy disk and a cartridge tape: $ key=$$ $ echo "The current Process ID is equal to: $key" The Current Process ID is equal to: 10658 $ devreserv $key diskette1 ctape1 Example 2: Listing all devices currently reserved. This example lists all devices currently reserved: $ devreserv disk1 2423 diskette1 10658 ctape1 10658 SunOS 5.8 Last change: 5 Jul 1990 1 Maintenance Commands devreserv(1M) Example 3: Listing all devices currently reserved to a par- ticular key. This example lists all devices currently reserved to a par- ticular key: $ devreserv $key diskette1 ctape1

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. 1 Command syntax was incorrect, an invalid was option used, or an internal error occurred. 2 Device table or device reservation table could not be opened for reading. 3 Device reservation request could not be fulfilled.

FILES

/etc/device.tab /etc/devlkfile

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWcsu | |_____________________________|_____________________________|

SEE ALSO

devfree(1M), attributes(5)

NOTES

The commands devreserv and devfree are used to manage the availability of devices on a system. Their use is on a par- ticipatory basis and they do not place any constraints on the actual access to the device. They serve as a centralized bookkeeping point for those who wish to use them. Devices which have been reserved cannot be used by processes which utilize the device reservation functions until the reservation has been canceled. However, processes that do not use device reservation may use a device that has SunOS 5.8 Last change: 5 Jul 1990 2 Maintenance Commands devreserv(1M) been reserved since such a process would not have checked for its reservation status. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 5 Jul 1990 3