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Part I Designing Device Drivers for the Solaris Platform

1.  Overview of Solaris Device Drivers

2.  Solaris Kernel and Device Tree

3.  Multithreading

4.  Properties

5.  Managing Events and Queueing Tasks

6.  Driver Autoconfiguration

7.  Device Access: Programmed I/O

8.  Interrupt Handlers

9.  Direct Memory Access (DMA)

10.  Mapping Device and Kernel Memory

11.  Device Context Management

12.  Power Management

13.  Hardening Solaris Drivers

14.  Layered Driver Interface (LDI)

Part II Designing Specific Kinds of Device Drivers

15.  Drivers for Character Devices

16.  Drivers for Block Devices

17.  SCSI Target Drivers

18.  SCSI Host Bus Adapter Drivers

19.  Drivers for Network Devices

20.  USB Drivers

USB in the Solaris Environment

USBA 2.0 Framework

USB Client Drivers

Binding Client Drivers

How USB Devices Appear to the System

USB Devices and the Solaris Device Tree

Compatible Device Names

Devices With Multiple Interfaces

Checking Device Driver Bindings

Basic Device Access

Before the Client Driver Is Attached

The Descriptor Tree

Registering Drivers to Gain Device Access

Device Communication

USB Endpoints

The Default Pipe

Pipe States

Opening Pipes

Closing Pipes

Data Transfer

Synchronous and Asynchronous Transfers and Callbacks


Flushing Pipes

Device State Management

Hotplugging USB Devices

Hotplug Callbacks

Hot Insertion

Hot Removal

Hot Reinsertion

Power Management

Device Power Management

System Power Management


Utility Functions

Device Configuration Facilities

Getting Interface Numbers

Managing Entire Devices

Multiple-Configuration Devices

Modifying or Getting the Alternate Setting

Other Utility Functions

Retrieving a String Descriptor

Pipe Private Data Facility

Clearing a USB Condition

Getting Device, Interface, or Endpoint Status

Getting the Bus Address of a Device

Sample USB Device Driver

Part III Building a Device Driver

21.  Compiling, Loading, Packaging, and Testing Drivers

22.  Debugging, Testing, and Tuning Device Drivers

23.  Recommended Coding Practices

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Hardware Overview

B.  Summary of Solaris DDI/DKI Services

C.  Making a Device Driver 64-Bit Ready

D.  Console Frame Buffer Drivers


Chapter 20

USB Drivers

This chapter describes how to write a client USB device driver using the USBA 2.0 framework for the Solaris environment. This chapter discusses the following topics: