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NAME

     VOP_READLINK - read the target of a symbolic link

SYNOPSIS

     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/vnode.h>
     #include <sys/uio.h>

     int
     VOP_READLINK(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, struct ucred *cred);

DESCRIPTION

     This reads the target pathname of a symbolic link

     vp   The vnode of the symlink.

     uio  The location of the data to be read or written.

     cred
          The credentials of the caller.

LOCKS

     The vnode should be locked on entry and will still be locked on exit.

RETURN VALUES

     Zero is returned on success, otherwise an error code is returned.

PSEUDOCODE

     int
     vop_readlink(struct vnode *vp, struct uio *uio, struct ucred *cred)
     {
         int error = 0;

         /*
          * Read the target of the symlink.
          */
         ...;

         return error;
     }

ERRORS

     [EIO]              A read error occurred while reading the contents of
                        the symlink.

SEE ALSO

     uiomove(9), vnode(9)

AUTHORS

     This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.