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Part I Designing Device Drivers for the Oracle Solaris Platform

1.  Overview of Oracle Solaris Device Drivers

2.  Oracle 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 Oracle 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

21.  SR-IOV Drivers

Part III Building a Device Driver

22.  Compiling, Loading, Packaging, and Testing Drivers

23.  Debugging, Testing, and Tuning Device Drivers

24.  Recommended Coding Practices

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Hardware Overview

B.  Summary of Oracle Solaris DDI/DKI Services

Module Functions

Device Information Tree Node (dev_info_t) Functions

Device (dev_t) Functions

Property Functions

Device Software State Functions

Memory Allocation and Deallocation Functions

Kernel Thread Control and Synchronization Functions

Task Queue Management Functions

Interrupt Functions

Programmed I/O Functions

Direct Memory Access (DMA) Functions

User Space Access Functions

User Process Event Functions

User Process Information Functions

User Application Kernel and Device Access Functions

Time-Related Functions

Power Management Functions

Fault Management Functions

Kernel Statistics Functions

Kernel Logging and Printing Functions

Buffered I/O Functions

Virtual Memory Functions

Device ID Functions

SCSI Functions

Resource Map Management Functions

System Global State

Utility Functions

C.  Making a Device Driver 64-Bit Ready

D.  Console Frame Buffer Drivers

E.  pci.conf File


User Process Information Functions

The user process information functions are:


Return a pointer to the credential structure of the caller


Determine process credentials privilege


Return the process ID

Table B-7 Deprecated User Process Information Functions

Deprecated Functions
ddi_get_pid(), ddi_get_cred()