db_env_set_func_seek(int (*func_seek)(int fd, size_t pgsize,
db_pgno_t pageno, u_int32_t relative, int rewind, int whence));
The Berkeley DB library requires the ability to specify that a subsequent read
from or write to a file will occur at a specific location in that file.
The func_seek argument must conform to the following interface:
int seek(int fd, size_t pgsize, db_pgno_t pageno,
u_int32_t relative, int rewind, int whence);
The fd argument is an open file descriptor on the file.
The seek function must cause a subsequent read from or write to
the file to occur at a byte offset specified by the calculation:
(pgsize * pageno) + relative
If rewind is non-zero, the byte offset is treated as a backward
seek, not a forward one.
The whence argument specifies where in the file the byte offset
is relative to, as described by the IEEE/ANSI Std 1003.1 (POSIX) lseek system
The func_seek interface must return the value of errno on
failure and 0 on success.
The db_env_set_func_seek method configures all operations performed by a process and
all of its threads of control, not operations confined to a single
Although the db_env_set_func_seek interface may be called at any time during the
life of the application, it should normally be called before making
calls to the db_env_create or db_create methods.
The db_env_set_func_seek method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.
The db_env_set_func_seek method may fail and return a non-zero error for the following conditions:
- An invalid flag value or parameter was specified.
The db_env_set_func_seek method may fail and return a non-zero error for errors specified for other Berkeley DB and C library or system functions.
If a catastrophic error has occurred, the db_env_set_func_seek method may fail and
in which case all subsequent Berkeley DB calls will fail in the same way.
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