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ALLOCATE(1)							   ALLOCATE(1)

       allocate - device allocation

       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 allo‐
       cation mechanism. It ensures that each device is used by only one qual‐
       ified 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 asso‐
       ciated with device to the uid of the current process.

       Only authorized users may allocate a device.  The  required  authoriza‐
       tions 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:

       -F device
			 Force allocates either free or pre-allocated devices.
			 This option is often used with the -U option to allo‐
			 cate/reallocate devices to  a	specific  user.	  Only
			 those	users  that  have solaris.device.revoke autho‐
			 rization are allowed to use this option.

       -g dev−type
			 Allocates  devices  with   a	device−type   matching
			 dev−type.  The dev−type argument specifies the device
			 type to be operated on.

			 Silent. Suppresses any diagnostic output.

       -U uname
			 Uses the user ID uname instead of the user ID of  the
			 current  process  when performing the allocate opera‐
			 tion. Only  a	user  with  the	 solaris.device.revoke
			 authorization is permitted to use this option.

       The following options are supported with Trusted Extensions:

		      Runs the device cleaning program in a windowing environ‐
		      ment. If a windowing version of the program  exists,  it
		      is  used.	 Otherwise,  the  standard version is run in a
		      terminal window.

       -z zonename
		      Allocates device to the zone specified by zonename.

       The following operands are supported:

		 Specifies the name of the device to be allocated.

       The following exit values are returned:

		      Successful completion.

		      No entry for the specified device.

       other value
		      An error occurred.





       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │Interface Stability │ See below.      │

       The invocation is Uncommitted. The options are Uncommitted. The	output
       is Not-an-Interface.

       deallocate(1),	list_devices(1),   bsmconv(1M),	 dminfo(1M),  mkdeval‐
       loc(1M),	    mkdevmaps(1M),     device_allocate(4),     device_maps(4),

       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  informa‐

       On  systems  configured	with  Trusted Extensions, the functionality is
       enabled by default.

       /etc/security/dev, mkdevalloc(1M), and mkdevmaps(1M) might not be  sup‐
       ported in a future release of the Solaris Operating Environment.

				 Apr 30, 2008			   ALLOCATE(1)

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