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VFS_HOOKS(9)               Kernel Developer's Manual              VFS_HOOKS(9)

NAME
     vfs_hooks, vfs_hooks_unmount -- VFS hooks interface

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/mount.h>

     void
     vfs_hooks_unmount(struct mount *mp);

DESCRIPTION
     The VFS hooks interface provides a way for different kernel subsystems to
     attach custom functions to specific VFS operations.  This enforces code
     separation by keeping the VFS's core sources uncluttered and makes all
     subsystem functionality reside in a single place.  As an example, this
     interface is used by the NFS server code to automatically handle the
     exports list for each mount point.

     Hooks are described by a struct vfs_hooks object, as seen below:

     struct vfs_hooks {
             int     (*vh_unmount)(struct mount *);
     };

     For simplicity, each field is named after the VFS operation it refers to.
     The purpose of each member function, alongside some important notes, is
     shown below:

     vh_unmount(mp)
             This hook is executed during the unmount process of a file
             system.

     For more information about the purpose of each operation, see vfsops(9).
     Note that any of these fields may be a null pointer.

     After the definition of a struct vfs_hooks object, the kernel has to add
     it to the vfs_hooks link set using the VFS_HOOKS_ATTACH(struct vfs_hooks
     *) macro.

     Please note that this interface is incomplete on purpose to keep it in
     its smallest possible size (i.e., do not provide a hook that is not
     used).  If you feel the need to hook a routine to a VFS operation that is
     not yet supported by this interface, just add it to the files described
     in CODE REFERENCES.

FUNCTIONS
     The following functions are provided to the VFS code to run the hooked
     functions:

     vfs_hooks_unmount(mp)
              Runs all hooks for the VFS unmount operation.  Given that these
              operations shall not fail, it returns void.

CODE REFERENCES
     The VFS hooks interface is implemented within the files
     sys/kern/vfs_hooks.c and sys/sys/mount.h.

SEE ALSO
     intro(9), vfs(9), vfsops(9)

HISTORY
     The VFS hooks interface appeared in NetBSD 4.0.

NetBSD 7.1.2                  September 23, 2005                  NetBSD 7.1.2