int dpns_creatx (const char *path,mode_t mode,struct dpns_fileid *file_uniqueid)
creates a new DPNS file or resets it in the name server.
If the file exists, the length is truncated to 0 and the mode and owner
If the file does not exist yet, an entry is created in the name server
database and the file's owner ID is set to the effective user ID of the
The group ID of the file is set to the effective group ID of the requestor
or is taken from the parent directory if the latter has the
The access permission bits for the file are taken from
then all bits set in the requestor's file mode creation mask are cleared (see
behaves in the same way and returns the file unique id (name server hostname
and file id).
specifies the logical pathname relative to the current DPNS directory or
the full DPNS pathname.
This routine returns 0 if the operation was successful or -1 if the operation
failed. In the latter case,
is set appropriately.
A component of
prefix does not exist or
is a null pathname.
Search permission is denied on a component of the
prefix or the file does not exist and write permission on the parent directory
is denied or the file exists and write permission on the file itself is denied.
is a NULL pointer.
File exists already and has replicas.
A component of
prefix is not a directory.
is an existing directory.
The fileclass in the parent directory is zero.
The name server database is full.
The length of
or the length of a