allocate [-s] [-w] [-F] [-U uname] [-z zonename] device
allocate [-s] [-w] [-F] [-U uname] [-z zonename] -g dev-type
The allocate utility manages the ownership of devices through its allocation mechanism. It ensures that each device is used by only one qualified user at a time.
The device argument specifies the device to be manipulated. To preserve the integrity of the device's owner, the allocate operation is executed on all the device special files associated with that device.
The default allocate operation allocates the device special files associated with device to the uid of the current process.
Only authorized users may allocate a device. The required authorizations are specified in device_allocate(4).
When the system is configured with Trusted Extensions, allocate runs the clean program for the device before it grants access to the caller to that device. For devices with removable media that have a mountable file system, allocate mounts the media if the caller chooses.
The following options are supported:
The following options are supported with Trusted Extensions:
The following operands are supported:
The following exit values are returned:
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The invocation is Uncommitted. The options are Uncommitted. The output is Not-an-Interface.
deallocate(1), list_devices(1), bsmconv(1M), dminfo(1M), mkdevalloc(1M), mkdevmaps(1M), device_allocate(4), device_maps(4), attributes(5)
Controlling Access to Devices
The functionality described in this man page is available only if Solaris Auditing has been enabled. See bsmconv(1M) for more information.
On systems configured with Trusted Extensions, the functionality is enabled by default.
/etc/security/dev, mkdevalloc(1M), and mkdevmaps(1M) might not be supported in a future release of the Solaris Operating Environment.