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NAME

       sd_event_source_set_floating, sd_event_source_get_floating - Set or retrieve 'floating'
       state of event sources

SYNOPSIS

       #include <systemd/sd-event.h>

       int sd_event_source_set_floating(sd_event_source *source, int floating);

       int sd_event_source_get_floating(sd_event_source *source);

DESCRIPTION

       sd_event_source_set_floating() takes a boolean and sets the 'floating' state of the
       specified event source object. This is used to change the direction of reference counts
       for the object and the event loop it is associated with. In non-floating mode, the event
       source object holds a reference to the event loop object, but not vice versa. The creator
       of the event source object must hold a reference to it as long as the source should exist.
       In floating mode, the event loop holds a reference to the source object, and will decrease
       the reference count when being freed. This means that a reference to the event loop should
       be held to prevent both from being destroyed.

       Various calls that allocate event source objects (i.e.  sd_event_add_io(3),
       sd_event_add_time(3) and similar) will automatically set an event source object to
       'floating' mode if the caller passed NULL in the parameter used to return a reference to
       the event source object. Nevertheless, it may be necessary to gain temporary access to the
       source object, for example to adjust event source properties after allocation (e.g. its
       priority or description string). In those cases the object may be created in non-floating
       mode, and the returned reference used to adjust the properties, and the object marked as
       floating afterwards, and the reference in the caller dropped.

       sd_event_source_get_floating() may be used to query the current 'floating' state of the
       event source object source. It returns zero if 'floating' mode is off, positive if it is
       on.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, sd_event_source_set_floating() and sd_event_source_get_floating() return a
       non-negative integer. On failure, they return a negative errno-style error code.

   Errors
       Returned errors may indicate the following problems:

       -EINVAL
           source is not a valid pointer to an sd_event_source object.

       -ECHILD
           The event loop has been created in a different process.

NOTES

       These APIs are implemented as a shared library, which can be compiled and linked to with
       the libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

SEE ALSO

       sd-event(3), sd_event_add_io(3), sd_event_add_time(3), sd_event_add_signal(3),
       sd_event_add_child(3), sd_event_add_inotify(3), sd_event_add_defer(3),
       sd_event_source_set_description(3), sd_event_source_set_priority(3)