Duplicate a handle.


#include <zircon/syscalls.h>

zx_status_t zx_handle_duplicate(zx_handle_t handle,
                                zx_rights_t rights,
                                zx_handle_t* out);


zx_handle_duplicate() creates a duplicate of handle, referring to the same underlying object, with new access rights rights.

To duplicate the handle with the same rights use ZX_RIGHT_SAME_RIGHTS. If different rights are desired they must be strictly lesser than of the source handle. It is possible to specify no rights by using ZX_RIGHT_NONE. To remove ZX_RIGHT_DUPLICATE right when transferring through a channel, use zx_channel_write_etc().


handle must have ZX_RIGHT_DUPLICATE.

Return value

zx_handle_duplicate() returns ZX_OK and the duplicate handle via out on success.


ZX_ERR_BAD_HANDLE handle isn't a valid handle.

ZX_ERR_INVALID_ARGS The rights requested are not a subset of handle rights or out is an invalid pointer.

ZX_ERR_ACCESS_DENIED handle does not have ZX_RIGHT_DUPLICATE and may not be duplicated.

ZX_ERR_NO_MEMORY Failure due to lack of memory. There is no good way for userspace to handle this (unlikely) error. In a future build this error will no longer occur.

See also