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Technical Reference: Base Operating System and Extensions , Volume 2

RSiPathGetCx Subroutine


Searches the context hierarchy for an SpmiCx context that matches a context path name.


RSI Library (libSpmi.a)


#include sys/Rsi.h

cx_handle *RSiPathGetCx(rhandle, path)
RSiHandle rhandle;
char *path;


The RSiPathGetCx subroutine performs the following actions:

  1. Searches the context hierarchy for a given path name of a context.
  2. Returns a handle to be used when subsequently referencing the context.


rhandleMust be an RSiHandle, which was previously initialized by the RSiOpen (RSiOpen Subroutine) subroutine.

pathA path name of a context for which a handle is to be returned. The context path name must be the full path name and must not include a terminating slash. Note that context path names never start with a slash.

Return Values

If successful, the subroutine returns a handle defined as a pointer to a structure of type cx_handle. If an error occurs, NULL is returned and an error text may be placed in the external character array RSiEMsg.

Error Codes

All RSI subroutines use external variables to provide error information. To access these variables, an application program must define the following external variables:

If the subroutine returns without an error, the RSiErrno variable is set to RSiOkay and the RSiEMsg character array is empty. If an error is detected, the RSiErrno variable returns an error code, as defined in the enum RSiErrorType. RSi error codes are described in List of RSi Error Codes.

Implementation Specifics

This subroutine is part of the Performance Toolbox for AIX licensed product.


/usr/include/sys/Rsi.h Declares the subroutines, data structures, handles, and macros that an application program can use to access the RSI.

Related Information

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