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.Dd January 28, 2001
.Dt SBUF 9
.Os FreeBSD
.Sh NAME
.Nm sbuf_new ,
.Nm sbuf_clear ,
.Nm sbuf_setpos ,
.Nm sbuf_cat ,
.Nm sbuf_cpy ,
.Nm sbuf_printf ,
.Nm sbuf_putc ,
.Nm sbuf_overflowed ,
.Nm sbuf_finish ,
.Nm sbuf_data ,
.Nm sbuf_len ,
.Nm sbuf_delete
.Nd safe string formatting
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Fd #include <sys/types.h>
.Fd #include <sys/sbuf.h>
.Ft struct sbuf *s
.Fn sbuf_new "struct sbuf *s" "char *buf" "int length" "int flags"
.Ft void
.Fn sbuf_clear "struct sbuf *s"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_setpos "struct sbuf *s" "int pos"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_cat "struct sbuf *s" "const char *str"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_cpy "struct sbuf *s" "const char *str"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_printf "struct sbuf *s" "char *fmt" "..."
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_putc "struct sbuf *s" "int c"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_overflowed "struct sbuf *s"
.Ft void
.Fn sbuf_finish "struct sbuf *s"
.Ft char *
.Fn sbuf_data "struct sbuf *s"
.Ft int
.Fn sbuf_len "struct sbuf *s"
.Ft void
.Fn sbuf_delete "struct sbuf *s"
.Sh DESCRIPTION
The
.Nm sbuf
family of functions allows one to safely allocate, construct and
release bounded null-terminated strings in kernel space.
Instead of arrays of characters, these functions operate on structures
called
.Fa sbufs ,
defined in
.Aq Pa sys/sbuf.h .
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_new
function initializes the
.Fa sbuf
pointed to by its first argument.
If that pointer is
.Dv NULL ,
.Fn sbuf_new
allocates a
.Fa struct sbuf
using
.Xr malloc 9 .
The
.Fa buf
argument is a pointer to a buffer in which to store the actual string;
if it is
.Dv NULL ,
.Fn sbuf_new
will allocate one using
.Xr malloc 9 .
The
.Fa length
is the intended size of the storage buffer.
The fourth argument,
.Fa flags ,
is currently unused and should always be set to zero.
.Pp
Note that if
.Fa buf
is not
.Dv NULL ,
it must point to an array of at least
.Fa length
characters.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_clear
function invalidates the contents of the
.Fa sbuf
and resets its position to zero.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_setpos
function sets the
.Fa sbuf Ns 's
current position to
.Fa pos ,
which is a value between zero and one less than the size of the
storage buffer.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_cat
function appends the string
.Fa str
to the
.Fa sbuf
at the current position.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_cpy
function replaces the contents of the
.Fa sbuf
with those of the string
.Fa str .
This is equivalent to calling
.Fn sbuf_cat
with a fresh
.Fa sbuf
or one which position has been reset to zero with
.Fn sbuf_clear
or
.Fn sbuf_setpos .
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_printf
function formats its arguments according to the format string pointed
to by
.Fa fmt
and appends the resulting string to the
.Fa sbuf
at the current position.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_putc
function appends the character
.Fa c
to the
.Fa sbuf
at the current position.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_overflowed
function returns a non-zero value if the
.Fa sbuf
overflowed.
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_finish
function null-terminates the
.Fa sbuf
and marks it as finished, which means that it may no longer be
modified using
.Fn sbuf_setpos ,
.Fn sbuf_cat ,
.Fn sbuf_cpy ,
.Fn sbuf_printf
or
.Fn sbuf_putc .
.Pp
The
.Fn sbuf_data
and
.Fn sbuf_len
functions return the actual string and its length, respectively;
.Fn sbuf_data
only works on a finished
.Fa sbuf .
.Pp
Finally, the
.Fn sbuf_delete
function clears the
.Fa sbuf
and frees its storage buffer if it was allocated by
.Fn sbuf_new .
.Sh NOTES
If an operation caused an
.Fa sbuf
to overflow, most subsequent operations on it will fail until the
.Fa sbuf
is finished using
.Fn sbuf_finish
or reset using
.Fn sbuf_clear ,
or its position is reset to a value between 0 and one less than the
size of its storage buffer using
.Fn sbuf_setpos ,
or it is reinitialized to a sufficiently short string using
.Fn sbuf_cpy .
.Sh RETURN VALUES
.Fn sbuf_new
returns
.Dv NULL
if it failed to allocate a storage buffer, and a pointer to the new
.Fa sbuf
otherwise.
.Pp
.Fn sbuf_setpos
returns \-1 if
.Fa pos
was invalid, and zero otherwise.
.Pp
.Fn sbuf_cat ,
.Fn sbuf_cpy ,
.Fn sbuf_printf ,
and
.Fn sbuf_putc
all return \-1 if the buffer overflowed, and zero otherwise.
.Pp
.Fn sbuf_overflowed
returns a non-zero value if the buffer overflowed, and zero otherwise.
.Pp
.Fn sbuf_data
and
.Fn sbuf_len
return
.Dv NULL
and \-1, respectively, if the buffer overflowed.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr printf 3 ,
.Xr strcat 3 ,
.Xr strcpy 3
.Sh HISTORY
The
.Nm sbuf
family of functions first appeared in
.Fx 5.0 .
.Sh AUTHORS
.An -nosplit
The
.Nm sbuf
family of functions was designed by
.An Poul-Henning Kamp Aq phk@FreeBSD.org
and implemented by
.An Dag-Erling Co\(:idan Sm\(/orgrav Aq des@FreeBSD.org .
Additional improvements were suggested by
.An Justin T. Gibbs Aq gibbs@FreeBSD.org .
.Pp
This manual page was written by
.An Dag-Erling Co\(:idan Sm\(/orgrav .