; Name:     ftok.asm
; Build:    nasm "-felf64" ftok.asm -l ftok.lst -o ftok.o
; Description:  This is the assembler version of the c/c++ function ftok.
;               the type key_t is actually just a long, you can use any number you want. But what if you hard-code the number and some other unrelated
;               program hardcodes the same number but wants another queue? The solution is to use the ftok() function which generates a key from two arguments:
;               key_t ftok(const char *path, int id);
; source: http://beej.us/guide/bgipc/output/html/multipage/mq.html

global  ftok

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    %include "sys/stat.inc"
    %include "unistd.inc"
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section .data

     STAT       stat
section .text

     ; entry:      RDI has the path/file string to the file
     ;             RSI has an 'project id' arbitrary choosen.
     ; on return:  RAX has a unique key
     ; on failure: RAX = a negative number containing the error
     ; the ftok function is defined in c/c++ as follows:
     ; key = ((st.st_ino & 0xffff) | ((st.st_dev & 0xff) << 16) | ((proj_id & 0xff) << 24));

     ; save used registers
     push      rbx
     push      rdi
     push      rsi
     push      r8
     ; save the project id in R8 (will remain after syscalls)
     mov       r8, rsi
     ; open the file
     syscall   open, rdi, O_RDONLY
     and       rax, rax
     js        .done                                ; something wrong, errno in rax and return
     syscall   fstat, rax, stat                     ; get filestatus
     and       rax, rax
     js        .done                                ; something wrong, errno in rax and return
     mov       rax, qword [stat.st_ino]             ; get the file size
     and       rax, 0xFFFF
     mov       rbx, qword [stat.st_dev]             ; ID of device containing file
     and       rbx, 0xFF
     shl       rbx, 16
     or        rax, rbx
     and       r8, 0xFF                             ; R8 = proj_id
     shl       r8, 24
     or        rax, r8
     ; rax now contains a key which uniquely identifies the file.
     ; restore used registers
     pop      r8
     pop      rsi
     pop      rdi
     pop      rbx