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Manual Reference Pages  -  MT (3)


mt_start_element, mt_end_element, mt_char_handler, mt_status_tree_sbuf, mt_status_tree_print, mt_status_entry_free, mt_status_free, mt_entry_sbuf, mt_param_parent_print, mt_param_entry_print, mt_protect_print, mt_param_list, mt_density_name, mt_density_bp, mt_density_num, mt_get_xml_str, mt_get_status - Magnetic Tape library


Return Values
See Also


.Lb libmt


.In sys/sbuf.h
.In bsdxml.h
.In mtlib.h void
.Fo mt_start_element void *user_data const char *name const char **attr
.Fc void
.Fo mt_end_element void *user_data const char *name
.Fc void
.Fo mt_char_handler void *user_data const XML_Char *str int len
.Fc void
.Fo mt_status_tree_sbuf struct sbuf *sb struct mt_status_entry *entry int indent void (*sbuf_func)(struct sbuf *sb, struct mt_status_entry *entry, void *arg) void *arg
.Fc void
.Fo mt_status_tree_print struct mt_status_entry *entry int indent void (*print_func)(struct mt_status_entry *entry, void *arg) void *arg
.Fc struct mt_status_entry *
.Fo mt_entry_find struct mt_status_entry *entry char *name
.Fc struct mt_status_entry *
.Fo mt_status_entry_find struct mt_status_data *status_data char *name
.Fc void
.Fo mt_status_entry_free struct mt_status_entry *entry)
.Fc void
.Fo mt_status_free struct mt_status_data *status_data
.Fc void
.Fo mt_entry_sbuf struct sbuf *sb struct mt_status_entry *entry char *fmt
.Fc void
.Fo mt_param_parent_sbuf struct sbuf *sb struct mt_status_entry *entry struct mt_print_params *print_params
.Fc void
.Fo mt_param_parent_print struct mt_status_entry *entry struct mt_print_params *print_params
.Fc void
.Fo mt_param_entry_sbuf struct sbuf *sb struct mt_status_entry *entry void *arg
.Fc void
.Fo mt_param_entry_print struct mt_status_entry *entry void *arg
.Fc int
.Fo mt_protect_print struct mt_status_data *status_data int verbose
.Fc int
.Fo mt_param_list struct mt_status_data *status_data char *param_name int quiet
.Fc const char *
.Fo mt_density_name int density_num
.Fc int
.Fo mt_density_bp int density_num int bpi
.Fc int
.Fo mt_density_num const char *density_name
.Fc int
.Fo mt_get_status char *xml_str struct mt_status_data *status_data


The MT library consists of a number of functions designed to aid in interacting with the sa(4) driver. The sa(4) driver returns some status data as XML-formatted strings, and the primary purpose of this library is to make it easier for the software developer to parse those strings and extract the status values.

The mt_start_element, mt_end_element, and mt_char_handler functions are designed to work with the libbbsdxml(3) library, which is an XML parsing library. The user data for the XML parser should be set with XML_SetUserData to a zeroed struct mt_status_data with the entries list initialized. The element handlers for the XML parser should be set to mt_start_element and mt_end_element with XML_SetElementHandler. The character data handler should be set to mt_char_handler with the XML_SetCharacterDataHandler function. The error member of the status_data structure will be set to 0 if parsing is successful, and non-zero if parsing failed. In the event of a failure, the error_str member will contain an error message describing the failure. These functions will build a tree of tape driver status data that can be searched and printed using the other functions in this library.

mt_status_tree_sbuf takes the root node of a tree of sa(4) driver status information, and displays it in an sbuf(9). The sb argument is the destination sbuf. The entry argument is the root of the tree. The indent argument is the number of characters to indent the output. Each recursive call to mt_status_tree_sbuf will have the indent level incremented by 2. The sbuf_func argument is for a user-supplied alternate printing function. If it is non-NULL, it will be called instead of the default output printing code. The arg argument is an argument for the sbuf_func function.

The mt_status_tree_print function is the same as the mt_status_tree_sbuf function, except that the tree is printed to standard out instead of to a sbuf.

The mt_entry_find function returns the first entry in the tree starting at entry that matches name. The supplied node name can be a single level name like "foo", or it can specify mulitple node names that must be matched, for instance "". In the case of a single level name, it will match any node beneath entry that matches name. In the case of a multi-level name like "", it will return the first entry named "baz" whose immediate parent is "bar" and where the parent of "bar" is named "foo".

The mt_status_entry_find is the same as mt_entry_find, except that it operates on the top level mt_status_data and all mt_status_entry nodes below it instead of just an mt_status_entry structure.

The mt_status_entry_free function frees the tree of status data underneath entry.

The mt_status_free function frees the tree of status data underneath status_data.

The mt_entry_sbuf function prints entry to the supplied sbuf sb, optionally using the printf(3) format fmt. If fmt is NULL, then mt_entry_sbuf will render integer types in base 10 without special formatting and all other types as they were rendered in the XML.

mt_param_parent_sbuf prints the parents of the given entry to the supplied sbuf sb subject to the print parameters print_params. The result will be formatted with a period between each level, like "".

mt_param_parent_print is like mt_param_parent_sbuf except that it prints the results to standard output instead of an sbuf.

mt_param_entry_sbuf prints the entry to the given sbuf sb. The argument arg is a pointer to struct mt_print_params, which allows the caller to control the printing output. This function is intended to be supplied as an argument to mt_status_tree_sbuf.

mt_param_entry_print is like mt_param_entry_sbuf except that it prints to standard output instead of an sbuf. It is intended to be used as an argument to mt_status_tree_print.

mt_protect_print prints tape drive protection information from the supplied status_data beginning at the node name defined as the root node for protection data. If the verbose argument is non-zero, protection entry descriptions will be printed. If it is zero, protection entry descriptions will not be printed.

mt_param_list prints tape driver parameters information from the supplied status_data. If the param_name is non-NULL, only the named parameter will be printed. If quiet is non-zero, parameter descriptions will be omitted in the output.

mt_density_name Returns a text identifier for the supplied numeric density_num. The density_num should currently be a value between 0 and 255 inclusive, since that is the valid range for SCSI density code values. See below for notes on the return values.

mt_density_bp Returns the bits per inch or bits per mm values for a given density entry specified by the density_num. If the bpi argument is non-zero, the bits per inch value is returned. Otherwise, the bits per mm value is returned.

mt_density_num returns a numeric value for a text density description. It does a case-insensitive comparison of density names in the density table to the supplied density name.

mt_get_xml_str gets the current XML status / parameter string from the sa(4) driver instance referenced by the open file descriptor mtfd. The mtio(4) ioctl(2) to be used is supplied as the cmd argument. Currently the mt_get_xml_str function will work with the MTIOCEXTGET and MTIOCPARAMGET ioctls. The supplied xml_str will be filled in with a pointer to the complete XML status string. Multiple calls to the given ioctl(2) are made and more space is malloced until all of the XML string is fetched. The string returned in the xml_str argument should be freed when it is no longer in use.


mt_entry_find returns the first matching entry, or NULL if it fails to find a match.

mt_status_entry_find returns the first matching entry, or NULL if it fails to find a match.

mt_protect_print Returns 0 for success, and non-zero for failure. mt_protect_print can only fail if it cannot find protection information in the supplied status data.

mt_param_list Returns 0 for success and non-zero for failure. mt_param_list can only fail if it cannot find parameter information in the supplied status data.

mt_density_name returns a text description of a numeric density. The special density value 0 is decoded as "default". The special density value 0x7f is decoded as "same". If the density is not known, mt_density_name will return "UNKNOWN".

mt_density_bp returns the bits per inch value for the given density (if the bpi field is non-zero), the bits per mm value otherwise, or 0 if the supplied density_num is not in the density table or the table entry does not include bpi / bpmm values.

mt_density_num returns a numeric density value between 0 and 255 for the supplied density name. It returns 0 if the density name is not recognized.

mt_get_xml_str returns 0 for success, and -1 for failure.


mt(1), mtio(4), sa(4)


The MT library first appeared in
.Fx 10.1 .


.An Ken Merry Aq


The library interface is not complete, and may change in the future. Application authors should not rely on the library interface to be consistent in the immediate future.
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