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[Libguestfs] [PATCH 3/4] New API call: pread



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>From 90cf7fc904fca42665fe04cdd90a4c547d23b00c Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Richard Jones <rjones redhat com>
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 17:02:32 +0000
Subject: [PATCH 3/4] New API call: pread

guestfs_pread lets you do partial file reads from arbitrary
places within a file.  It works like the pread(2) system call.
---
 daemon/file.c    |   52 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 src/MAX_PROC_NR  |    2 +-
 src/generator.ml |   11 +++++++++++
 3 files changed, 64 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/daemon/file.c b/daemon/file.c
index 7e2f062..7854ade 100644
--- a/daemon/file.c
+++ b/daemon/file.c
@@ -369,6 +369,58 @@ do_read_file (const char *path, size_t *size_r)
   return r;
 }
 
+char *
+do_pread (const char *path, int count, int64_t offset, size_t *size_r)
+{
+  int fd;
+  ssize_t r;
+  char *buf;
+
+  /* The actual limit on messages is smaller than this.  This check
+   * just limits the amount of memory we'll try and allocate in the
+   * function.  If the message is larger than the real limit, that
+   * will be caught later when we try to serialize the message.
+   */
+  if (count >= GUESTFS_MESSAGE_MAX) {
+    reply_with_error ("pread: %s: count is too large for the protocol, use smaller reads", path);
+    return NULL;
+  }
+
+  CHROOT_IN;
+  fd = open (path, O_RDONLY);
+  CHROOT_OUT;
+
+  if (fd == -1) {
+    reply_with_perror ("open: %s", path);
+    return NULL;
+  }
+
+  buf = malloc (count);
+  if (buf == NULL) {
+    reply_with_perror ("malloc");
+    close (fd);
+    return NULL;
+  }
+
+  r = pread (fd, buf, count, offset);
+  if (r == -1) {
+    reply_with_perror ("pread: %s", path);
+    close (fd);
+    free (buf);
+    return NULL;
+  }
+
+  if (close (fd) == -1) {
+    reply_with_perror ("close: %s", path);
+    close (fd);
+    free (buf);
+    return NULL;
+  }
+
+  *size_r = r;
+  return buf;
+}
+
 /* This runs the 'file' command. */
 char *
 do_file (const char *path)
diff --git a/src/MAX_PROC_NR b/src/MAX_PROC_NR
index b35cfaf..c92ba56 100644
--- a/src/MAX_PROC_NR
+++ b/src/MAX_PROC_NR
@@ -1 +1 @@
-206
+207
diff --git a/src/generator.ml b/src/generator.ml
index 001d021..bbdb330 100755
--- a/src/generator.ml
+++ b/src/generator.ml
@@ -3856,6 +3856,17 @@ message size to be exceeded, causing
 this call to fail.  The caller must split up such requests
 into smaller groups of names.");
 
+  ("pread", (RBufferOut "content", [Pathname "path"; Int "count"; Int64 "offset"]), 207, [ProtocolLimitWarning],
+   [InitISOFS, Always, TestOutputBuffer (
+      [["pread"; "/known-4"; "1"; "3"]], "\n")],
+   "read part of a file",
+   "\
+This command lets you read part of a file.  It reads C<count>
+bytes of the file, starting at C<offset>, from file C<path>.
+
+This may read fewer bytes than requested.  For further details
+see the L<pread(2)> system call.");
+
 ]
 
 let all_functions = non_daemon_functions @ daemon_functions
-- 
1.6.5.rc2


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