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Part I Application Programming Interface

1.  Overview of STREAMS

2.  STREAMS Application-Level Components

3.  STREAMS Application-Level Mechanisms

4.  Application Access to the STREAMS Driver and Module Interfaces

System Calls Used

Module and Driver ioctl Calls

General ioctl Processing

I_STR ioctl Processing

Transparent ioctl Processing

I_LIST ioctl

Other ioctl Commands

Message Direction

Flush Handling

5.  STREAMS Administration

6.  Pipes and Queues

Part II Kernel Interface

7.  STREAMS Framework - Kernel Level

8.  STREAMS Kernel-Level Mechanisms

9.  STREAMS Drivers

10.  STREAMS Modules

11.  Configuring STREAMS Drivers and Modules

12.  Multithreaded STREAMS

13.  STREAMS Multiplex Drivers

Part III Advanced Topics

14.  Debugging STREAMS-based Applications

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Message Types

B.  Kernel Utility Interface Summary

C.  STREAMS-Based Terminal Subsystem




System Calls Used

Table 4-1 summarizes the system calls commonly used in controlling and transferring data and messages within a stream.

Table 4-1 System Calls Used

System Call
Reads data from a stream
Writes data to a stream
Controls a stream
Receives a message at the stream head
Receives a priority message at the stream head
Sends a message downstream
Sends a priority message downstream
Identifies files on which a user can send or receive messages, or on which certain events have occurred (historically, it was unnecessarily restricted to streams)
Creates a bidirectional channel that provides a communication path between multiple processes