Writing Device Drivers

x86 Target Driver Configuration Properties

Some x86 SCSI target drivers, such as the driver for cmdk disk, use the following configuration properties:

If you use the cmdk sample driver to write an HBA driver for an x86 platform, any appropriate properties must be defined in the driver.conf(4) file.

Note –

These property definitions should appear only in an HBA driver's driver.conf(4) file. The HBA driver itself should not inspect or attempt to interpret these properties in any way. These properties are advisory only and serve as an adjunct to the cmdk driver. The properties should not be relied upon in any way. The property definitions might not be used in future releases.

The disk property can be used to define the type of disk supported by cmdk. For a SCSI HBA, the only possible value for the disk property is:

The queue property defines how the disk driver sorts the queue of incoming requests during strategy(9E). Two values are possible:

The flow_control property defines how commands are transported to the HBA driver. Three values are possible:

The following example is a driver.conf(4) file for use with an x86 HBA PCI device that has been designed for use with the cmdk sample driver:

# config file for ISP 1020 SCSI HBA driver     
       flow_control="dsngl" queue="qsort" disk="scdk"