man pages section 9: DDI and DKI Kernel Functions

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Updated: July 2014
 
 

qassociate(9F)

Name

qassociate - associate STREAMS queue with driver instance

Synopsis

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/stream.h>
#include <sys/stropts.h>
#include <sys/ddi.h>
#include <sys/sunddi.h>

int qassociate(queue_t *q, int instance

Interface Level

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI).

Parameters

queue_t *q

Pointer to a queue(9S) structure. Either the read or write queue can be used.

int instance

Driver instance number or -1.

Description

The qassociate() function must be used by DLPI style 2 device drivers to manage the association between STREAMS queues and device instances. The gld(7D) does this automatically on behalf of drivers based on it. It is recommended that the gld(7D) be used for network device drivers whenever possible.

The qassociate() function associates the specified STREAMS queue with the specified instance of the bottom driver in the queue. Upon successful return, the stream is associated with the instance with any prior association dissolved.

A DLPI style 2 driver calls qassociate() while processing the DL_ATTACH_REQ message. The driver is also expected to call this interface while performing stream associations through other means, such as ndd(1M) ioctl commands.

If instance is -1, the stream is left unassociated with any hardware instance.

If the interface returns failure, the stream is not associated with the specified instance. Any prior association is left untouched.

The interface typically fails because of failure to locate and attach the device instance. The interface never fails if the specified instance is -1.

Context

The qassociate() function can be called from the stream's put(9E) entry point.

Return Values

0

Success.

–1

Failure.

Examples

DLPI style 2 network driver DL_ATTACH_REQ code specifies:

if (qassociate(q, instance) != 0)
                goto fail;

The association prevents Dynamic Reconfiguration (DR) from detaching the instance.

DLPI style 2 network driver DL_DETACH code specifies:

(void) qassociate(q, -1);

This dissolves the queue's association with any device instance.

DLPI style 2 network driver open(9E) code must call:

qassociate(q, -1);

This informs the framework that this driver has been modified to be DDI-compliant.

See Also

dlpi(7P), gld(7D), open(9E), put(9E), ddi_no_info(9F), queue(9S)