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man: various updates
authorLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:42:59 +0000 (14:42 +0100)
committerLennart Poettering <lennart@poettering.net>
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:42:59 +0000 (14:42 +0100)
man/sd-login.xml
man/sd_get_seats.xml
man/sd_login_monitor_new.xml
man/sd_seat_get_active.xml
man/sd_session_is_active.xml
man/sd_uid_get_state.xml

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                 actively make changes to the seat configuration,
                 terminate login sessions, or switch session on a seat
                 you need to utilize the D-Bus API of
-                systemd-logind.</para>
+                systemd-logind, instead.</para>
+
+                <para>These functions access data in
+                <filename>/proc</filename>,
+                <filename>/sys/fs/cgroup</filename> and
+                <filename>/run</filename>. All of these are virtual
+                file systems, hence the runtime cost of the accesses
+                is relatively cheap.</para>
+
+                <para>If the functions return string arrays, these are
+                generally NULL terminated and need to be freed by the
+                caller with the libc
+                <citerefentry><refentrytitle>free</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
+                call after use, including the strings referenced
+                therein. Similar, individual strings returned need to
+                be freed, as well.</para>
+
+                <para>As a special exception, instead of an empty
+                string array NULL may be returned, which should be
+                treated equivalent to an empty string array.</para>
 
                 <para>See
                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_pid_get_session</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
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                 <para><function>sd_get_seats()</function> may be used
                 to determine all currently available local
-                seats. Returns an array of seat identifiers. The
-                returned array and all strings it references need to
-                be freed with the libc
+                seats. Returns a NULL terminated array of seat
+                identifiers. The returned array and all strings it
+                references need to be freed with the libc
                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>free</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
-                call after use.</para>
+                call after use. Note that instead of an empty array
+                NULL may be returned and should be considered
+                equivalent to an empty array.</para>
 
                 <para>Similar, <function>sd_get_sessions()</function> may
                 be used to determine all current login sessions.</para>
                 <para>
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd-login</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_session_get_seat</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_session_get_seat</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                 </para>
         </refsect1>
 
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                 <para>
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd-login</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_get_seats</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_get_seats</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                 </para>
         </refsect1>
 
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                 determined. The arrays and the strings referenced by
                 them need to be freed with the libc
                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>free</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
-                call after use.</para>
+                call after use. Note that instead of an empty array
+                NULL may be returned and should be considered
+                equivalent to an empty array.</para>
 
                 <para><function>sd_seat_can_multi_session()</function>
                 may be used to determine whether a specific seat is
                 <para>
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd-login</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_session_get_seat</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_session_get_seat</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                 </para>
         </refsect1>
 
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                 <para>
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd-login</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_pid_get_session</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_pid_get_session</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                 </para>
         </refsect1>
 
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                 identifiers in <parameter>sessions</parameter> which
                 needs to be freed by the caller with the libc
                 <citerefentry><refentrytitle>free</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
-                call after use, including all the strings referenced. If
-                the string array parameter is passed as NULL the array
-                will not be filled in, but the return code still
-                indicates the number of current sessions.</para>
+                call after use, including all the strings
+                referenced. If the string array parameter is passed as
+                NULL the array will not be filled in, but the return
+                code still indicates the number of current
+                sessions. Note that instead of an empty array NULL may
+                be returned and should be considered equivalent to an
+                empty array.</para>
 
                 <para>Similar, <function>sd_uid_get_seats()</function>
                 may be used to determine the list of seats on which
                 <para>
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>systemd</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
                         <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd-login</refentrytitle><manvolnum>7</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
-                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_pid_get_owner_uid</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>,
+                        <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sd_pid_get_owner_uid</refentrytitle><manvolnum>3</manvolnum></citerefentry>
                 </para>
         </refsect1>