VRELE(9) MidnightBSD Kernel Developer’s Manual VRELE(9)

NAME

vrele — decrement the use count for a vnode

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/vnode.h>

void

vrele(struct vnode *vp);

DESCRIPTION

Decrement the v_usecount field of a vnode.

vp

the vnode to decrement

Any code in the system which is using a vnode should call vrele() when it is finished with the vnode. If the v_usecount field of the vnode reaches zero, then it will be placed on the free list.

SEE ALSO

vget(9), vnode(9), vput(9), vref(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Doug Rabson.

MidnightBSD 0.3 July 24, 1996 MidnightBSD 0.3