pmem2_source_device_id() - returns the unique identifier of a device
#include <libpmem2.h> struct pmem2_source; int pmem2_source_device_id(const struct pmem2_source *source, char *id, size_t *len);
The pmem2_source_device_id() function retrieves a unique identifier of all NVDIMMs backing the data source. This function has two operating modes:
if *id is NULL the function calculates a buffer length required for storing the identifier of the *source device and puts this length in *len The more hardware devices back the data source, the longer the length is.
if *id is not NULL it must point to a buffer of length *len provided by the previous call to this function. On success, pmem2_source_device_id() will store a unique identifier of all hardware devices backing the data source.
For details on how to use the unique identifier for detecting the unsafe shutdown please refer to libpmem2_unsafe_shutdown(7) manual page.
The pmem2_source_device_id() function returns 0 on success. If the function fails, the *id and *len variables contents are left unmodified and a negative error code is returned.
The pmem2_source_device_id() can fail with the following errors:
PMEM2_E_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL - the provided buffer of length *len is too small to store the full identifier of the backing devices.
PMEM2_E_NOSUPP - the underlying platform does not expose hardware identification.
-errno set by failing fstat(2), while trying to validate the file descriptor.
-errno set by failing ndctl_new(), while trying to initiate a new NDCTL library context.
fstat(2), errno(3), malloc(3), libpmem2_unsafe_shutdown(7), and https://pmem.io
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