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Protocols for Interworking: XNFS, Version 3W
Copyright © 1998 The Open Group


NFSPROC_MKDIR - Create Directory

Call Arguments

struct createargs { diropargs where; sattr attributes; };

diropargs and sattr are defined in Basic Data Types .

Return Arguments

union diropres switch (stat status) { case NFS_OK: struct diropok diropok; default: void; };

diropok is defined in Basic Data Types .

RPC Procedure Description

diropres NFSPROC_MKDIR (createargs) = 14;


The new directory is created in the directory given by where.dir. The initial attributes of the new directory are given by diropok.attributes. A reply status of NFS_OK indicates that the new directory was created, and reply diropok.file and reply diropok.attributes are its file handle and attributes. Any other reply status means that the operation failed and no directory was created.

Return Codes

Indicates that the call completed successfully and the results are valid.

Some sort of hard error occurred when the operation was in progress. This could be a disk error, for example.

Permission denied. The caller does not have the correct permission to perform the requested operation.

File exists. The file specified already exists.

Not a directory. The caller specified a non-directory in a directory operation.

No space left on device. The operation caused the server's file system to reach its limit.

Read-only file system. Write attempted on a read-only file system.


File name too long. The filename in an operation was too long.

Disk quota exceeded. The client's disk quota on the server has been exceeded.

The fhandle given in the arguments was invalid. That is, the file referred to by that file handle no longer exists, or access to it has been revoked.

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