man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Kernel Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

ddi_periodic_delete(9F)

Name

ddi_periodic_delete - cancel nanosecond periodic timeout requests

Synopsis

#include <sys/dditypes.h> 
#include <sys/sunddi.h>

void ddi_periodic_delete(ddi_periodic_t req);

Interface Level

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI)

Parameters

req

ddi_periodic_t opaque value returned by ddi_periodic_add(9F)

Description

The ddi_periodic_delete() function cancels the ddi_periodic_add(9F) request that was previously issued.

As with untimeout(9F), calling ddi_periodic_delete() against a periodic timeout request which is either running on another CPU, or has already been canceled causes no problems. Unlike untimeout(9F), there are no restrictions on the lock which might be held across the call to ddi_periodic_delete().

Context

The ddi_periodic_delete() function may be called from user or kernel context.

Examples

Example 1 Cancelling a timeout request

In the following example, the device driver cancels the timeout request by calling ddi_periodic_delete() against the request that was previously issued.

/*
* Stop the periodic timer
*/
static void
stop_periodic_timer(struct my_state *statep)
{
         ddi_periodic_delete(statep->periodic_id);
         delay(1); /* wait for one tick */
         mutex_destory(&statep->lock);
}

static void
start_periodic_timer(struct my_state *statep)
{
         hrtime_t interval = CHECK_INTERVAL;

         mutex_init(&statep->lock, NULL, MUTEX_DRIVER,
             (void *)DDI_IPL_0);

         /*
          * Register my_callback which is invoked periodically
          * in CHECK_INTERVAL in kernel context.
          */
         statep->periodic_id = ddi_periodic_add(my_periodic_func,
             statep, interval, DDI_IPL_0);
}

static void
my_periodic_func(void *arg)
{
           /*
            * This handler is invoked periodically.
            */
           struct my_state *statep = (struct my_state *)arg;

           mutex_enter(&statep->lock);
           if (load_unbalanced(statep)) {
               balance_tasks(statep);
           }
           mutex_exit(&statep->lock);
}

See Also

cv_timedwait(9F), ddi_intr_get_pri(9F), ddi_periodic_add(9F), delay(9F), drv_usectohz(9F), qtimeout(9F), quntimeout(9F), timeout(9F), untimeout(9F)

Notes

There might be a race between a callback invocation and ddi_periodic_delete(). A device driver should take a responsibility for this avoidance if needed by using the kernel synchronization such as a mutex lock or calling delay(9F) as in the example above.