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tag2name - Display the path name of an AdvFS file
/sbin/advfs/tag2name [-r] domain fileset_id file_tag
Specify the [-r] option to operate on the raw device (character device
special file) of the fileset instead of the block device.
Specifies the name of an AdvFS domain.
Specifies the name of an AdvFS fileset using the following format:
[-S] fileset | -T fileset_tag
Specify the -S tag to force the command to interpret the name you
supply as a fileset name. Specify the fileset by entering either
the name of the fileset, fileset, or the file's fileset tag number,
Specifies the relative path of the AdvFS tags directory for a fileset.
If you do not specify this directory, the default is mount_point/.tags.
Specifies an AdvFS file tag number.
Internally, AdvFS identifies files by tag numbers (similar to inodes in
UFS). Internal messages, error messages, and output from diagnostic
utilities usually specify a tag number in place of a file name. Use the
tag2name command to determine the name and path of an AdvFS file that is
identified by a tag number.
If you enter an invalid tag number, the command returns the range of the
valid tags for the fileset.
Each mounted AdvFS fileset has a .tags directory in its mount point. To
obtain a file name, specify the path to the .tags directory for the
fileset, followed by the tag number. The full path name of the
corresponding file is displayed to stdout. This syntax uses AdvFS system
When you use the second form, the utility does not use AdvFS code and does
not depend on the filset being mounted. The path name of the file is
relative to the fileset and is displayed on stdout.
One use of the second form is to obtain names of files from a fileset that
is unmounted and might produce a domain panic or a system panic if it were
An active domain, which is a domain with one or more of its filesets
mounted, has all of its volumes opened using block device special files.
These devices cannot be opened a second time without first being unmounted.
However, the character device special files for the volumes can be opened
more than once while still mounted.
It can be misleading to use the second form of this utility on a domain
with mounted filesets. Unlike the first form of the utility, the second
form does not synchronize its read requests with AdvFS file domain read and
write requests. To avoid this problem, unmount all the active filesets in
the domain before using the second form of this utility.
For example, the AdvFS can be writing to the disk as the utility is reading
from the disk. Therefore, when you run the utility, metadata may not have
been flushed in time for the utility to read it and consecutive reads of
the same file page may return unpredictable or contradictory results. [The
domain is not harmed.]
The second form of this utility can fail to open a block device, even when
there are no filesets mounted for the domain and the AdvFS daemon, advfsd
is running. The daemon, as it runs, activates the domain for a brief time.
If the tag2name utility fails in this situation, run it again.
You must be the root user to use the tag2name utility. The tag you specify
must be numeric and greater than 1.
1. The following example displays the file name corresponding to tag 5 in
the usr fileset. It assumes the current working directory is /usr:
# /sbin/advfs/tag2name .tags/5
2. The following example displays the file name of the file whose tag is
145 in domain_1 fileset_1:
# /sbin/advfs/tag2name domain_1 fileset_1 145
Specifies the command path.
Specifies the volumes in the domain.
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