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API definition of libisoburn.
Copyright 2007 Vreixo Formoso Lopes <>
and Thomas Schmitt <>
libisoburn is a frontend for libraries libburn and libisofs which enables
creation and expansion of ISO-9660 filesystems on all CD/DVD media supported
by libburn. This includes media like DVD+RW, which do not support multi-session
management on media level and even plain disk files or block devices.
The price for that is thorough specialization on data files in ISO-9660
filesystem images. So libisoburn is not suitable for audio (CD-DA) or any
other CD layout which does not entirely consist of ISO-9660 sessions.
The priciple of this frontend is that you may use any call of libisofs or
libburn unless it has a isoburn_*() wrapper listed in the following function
E.g. call isoburn_initialize() rather than iso_init(); burn_initialize()
and call isoburn_drive_scan_and_grab() rather than burn_drive_scan_and_grab().
But you may call burn_disc_get_profile() directly if you want to display
the media type.
>>> Take into respect Vreixo's (mandatory ?) shortcuts which are to come
The usage model is like with libburn: the target is a "media" in a "drive".
The wrappers will transparently provide the necessary emulations which
are appropriate for particular target "drives".
/* API functions */
/** Initialize libisoburn, libisofs and libburn.
Wrapper for : iso_init() and burn_initialize()
@return 1 indicates success, 0 is failure
int isoburn_initialize(void);
/** Aquire a target drive by its filesystem path resp. libburn persistent
Wrapper for: burn_drive_scan_and_grab()
int isoburn_drive_scan_and_grab(struct burn_drive_info *drive_infos[],
char* adr, int load);
/** Aquire a drive from the burn_drive_info[] array which was obtained by
a previous call of burn_drive_scan().
Wrapper for: burn_drive_grab()
int isoburn_drive_grab(struct burn_drive *drive, int load);
/** Inquire the media status. Expect the whole spectrum of libburn BURN_DISC_*
with multi-session media. Emulated states with random access media are
Wrapper for: burn_disc_get_status()
enum burn_disc_status isoburn_disc_get_status(struct burn_drive *drive);
/** Tells whether the media can be treated by isoburn_disc_erase().
Wrapper for: burn_disc_erasable()
int isoburn_disc_erasable(struct burn_drive *d);
/** Mark the media as blank. With multi-session media this will call
burn_disc_erase(). With random access media, an eventual ISO-9660
filesystem will get invalidated by altering its start blocks on media.
In case of success, the media is in status BURN_DISC_BLANK afterwards.
Wrapper for: burn_disc_erase()
void isoburn_disc_erase(struct burn_drive *drive, int fast);
* Options for image reading.
struct isoburn_read_opts {
unsigned int norock:1; /*< Do not read Rock Ridge extensions */
unsigned int nojoliet:1; /*< Do not read Joliet extensions */
unsigned int preferjoliet:1;
/*< When both Joliet and RR extensions are present, the RR
* tree is used. If you prefer using Joliet, set this to 1. */
uid_t uid; /**< Default uid when no RR */
gid_t gid; /**< Default uid when no RR */
mode_t mode; /**< Default mode when no RR (only permissions) */
/* modified by the function isoburn_read_volset */
unsigned int hasRR:1; /*< It will be set to 1 if RR extensions are present,
to 0 if not. */
unsigned int hasJoliet:1; /*< It will be set to 1 if Joliet extensions are
present, to 0 if not. */
uint32_t size; /**< Will be filled with the size (in 2048 byte block) of
* the image, as reported in the PVM. */
/** Load the ISO filesystem directory tree from the media in the given drive.
This will give libisoburn the base on which it can let libisofs perform
image growing or image modification. The loaded volset gets attached
to the drive object and is not publicly available.
Not a wrapper, but peculiar to libisoburn.
@param d The drive which holds an existing ISO filesystem
@param read_opts The read options which can be chosen by the application
@param volset the volset that represents the image, or NULL if the image is
<<<<< What about return a volset without file if image is
empty <<<<<<<<<
@return <=0 error , 1 = success
>>>>> error means damaged or unsupported image
error code is stored in ecma119_read_opts in libisofs
also error msgs are enqueued. Any need to pass them to usr? <<<<<<
int isoburn_read_volset(struct burn_drive *d, struct isoburn_read_opts *read_opts,
struct iso_volset **volset);
/** Obtain the start block number of the most recent session on media. In
case of random access media this will always be 0. Succesfull return is
not a guarantee that there is a ISO-9660 image at all. The call will fail,
nevertheless,if isoburn_disc_get_status() returns not BURN_DISC_APPENDABLE.
Wrapper for: burn_disc_get_msc1()
int isoburn_disc_get_msc1(struct burn_drive *d, int *start_lba);
/** Use this with trackno==0 to obtain the predicted start block number of the
new session. The interesting number is returned in parameter nwa.
Wrapper for: burn_disc_track_lba_nwa()
int isoburn_disc_track_lba_nwa(struct burn_drive *d, struct burn_write_opts *o,
int trackno, int *lba, int *nwa);
/** Prepare a disc for writting the new session.
@param disc A burn_disc suitable to pass to isoburn_disc_write.
@return <=0 error , 1 = success
int isoburn_prepare_disc(struct burn_drive *d, struct burn_disc **disc);
/** Start writing of the new session.
This call is asynchrounous. I.e. it returns quite soon and the progress has
to be watched by a loop with call burn_drive_get_status() until
BURN_DRIVE_IDLE is returned.
Wrapper for: burn_disc_write()
void isoburn_disc_write(struct burn_write_opts *o, struct burn_disc *disc);
/** Call this after isoburn_disc_write has finished and burn_drive_wrote_well()
indicates success. It will eventually complete the emulation of
multi-session functionality, if needed at all. Let libisoburn decide.
Not a wrapper, but peculiar to libisoburn.
int isoburn_activate_session(struct burn_drive *drive);
/** Write a new session to a disc.
This is a synchrounous call equivalent to isoburn_prepare_disc +
isoburn_disc_write + isoburn_activate_session
@param pacifier_func If not NULL: a function to produce appeasing messages.
See burn_abort_pacifier() in libburn.h for an example.
int isoburn_perform_write(struct burn_write_opts *o,
int (*pacifier_func)(void *handle, int patience,
int elapsed));
/** Release an aquired drive.
Wrapper for: burn_drive_release()
void isoburn_drive_release(struct burn_drive *drive, int eject);
/** Shutdown all three libraries.
Wrapper for : iso_finish() and burn_finish().
void isoburn_finish(void);
The following two calls are for expert applications only.
An application should have a special reason to use them.
/** Inquire wether the media needs emulation or would be suitable for
generic multi-session via libburn.
@return 0 is generic multi-session
1 is emulated multi-session
-1 is not suitable for isoburn
int isoburn_needs_emulation(struct burn_drive *drive);
#ifdef Libburn_obsoleted_on_its_way_ouT
/** Caution: Use this with great care. It is not needed normally.
This call can set the nwa block number to an arbitrary value. If ever, do
this before preparing the session by libisofs. The drive must be grabbed,
though. This overrides the automated address computation. Call
isoburn_disc_track_lba_nwa() afterwards to learn the effective new
address which might be somewhat higher than set by parameter value.
Wrapper for: burn_write_opts_set_start_byte (if ever)
void isoburn_write_opts_set_start_byte(struct burn_write_opts *opts,
off_t value);
#endif /* Libburn_obsoleted_on_its_way_ouT */