lookup_dcookie - return a directory entry's path
int lookup_dcookie(u64 cookie, char *buffer,
Look up the full path of the directory entry specified by the value
cookie. The cookie is an opaque identifier uniquely identifying a
particular directory entry. The buffer given is filled in with the full path
of the directory entry.
For lookup_dcookie() to return successfully, the kernel
must still hold a cookie reference to the directory entry.
On success, lookup_dcookie() returns the length of the path string copied
into the buffer. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set
Available since Linux 2.5.43. The ENAMETOOLONG error return was added in
lookup_dcookie() is Linux-specific.
lookup_dcookie() is a special-purpose system call, currently used only by
the oprofile(1) profiler. It relies on a kernel driver to register
cookies for directory entries.
- The buffer was not valid.
- The kernel has no registered cookie/directory entry mappings at the time
of lookup, or the cookie does not refer to a valid directory entry.
- The name could not fit in the buffer.
- The kernel could not allocate memory for the temporary buffer holding the
- The process does not have the capability CAP_SYS_ADMIN required to
look up cookie values.
- The buffer was not large enough to hold the path of the directory
The path returned may be suffixed by the string "
(deleted)" if the directory entry has been removed.
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