#include <db.h>

DB_ENV->repmgr_channel(DB_ENV *env, int eid, DB_CHANNEL **channelp, 
    u_int32_t flags);  

The DB_ENV->repmgr_channel() method returns a DB_CHANNEL handle. This is used to create and manage custom message traffic between the sites in the replication group.

This method allocates memory for the handle, returning a pointer to the structure in the memory to which channelp refers. To release the allocated memory and discard the handle, call the DB_CHANNEL->close() method.

The DB_ENV->repmgr_channel() method may be called at any time after DB_ENV->repmgr_start() has been called with a 0 return code.

The DB_ENV->repmgr_channel() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.



This parameter must be set to one of the following:

  • The numerical env ID of a remote site in the replication group.


    Messages sent on this channel are sent only to the master site. Note that messages are always sent to the current master, even if the master has changed since the channel was opened. If the current master is disconnected or unknown, the operation fails and repmgr returns an error code.

    If the local site is the master, then sending messages on this channel will result in the local site receiving those messages echoed back to itself.


References memory into which a pointer to the allocated handle is copied.


This parameter is currently unused, and must be set to 0.


The DB_ENV->repmgr_channel() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


If this method is called from a Base API application; or if an invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Replication and Related Methods