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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

usb_ac(4D)

Name

usb_ac - USB audio control driver

Synopsis

sound-control@unit-address

Description

The usb_ac driver is a USBA (Solaris USB Architecture) compliant client driver that supports the USB Audio Class 1.0 specification.

The audio control driver is a USB class driver and offers functionality similar to the audiots which use the Solaris audio mixer framework (mixer(4I)). Unlike the audiots driver, the USB audio device can have play-only or record-only capability.

Drivers corresponding to other USB audio interfaces on the device, including the usb_as(4D) audio streaming driver or the hid(4D) driver, are plumbed under the USB audio control driver and do not directly interface with user applications.

The usb_ac driver supports USB audio class compliant devices with a feature unit.

Errors

If a device is hot-removed while it is active, all subsequent opens returns EIO. All other errors are defined in the audio(4I) man page.

Files

/kernel/drv/amd64/usb_ac

64-bit x86 ELF kernel module

/kernel/drv/sparcv9/usb_ac

64-bit SPARC ELF kernel module.

/kernel/drv/usb_ac.conf

USB audio driver configuration file.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Architecture
SPARC, x86, PCI-based systems
Availability
system/io/usb, driver/audio/audio-usb
Interface Stability
Uncommitted

See Also

ioctl(2), hid(4D), usb_as(4D), usba(4D), audio(4I), mixer(4I), streamio(4I), usb_ah(4M), attributes(7), cfgadm_usb(8)

Writing Device Drivers in Oracle Solaris 11.4

Universal Serial Bus Specification 1.0 and 1.1

Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Audio Devices, Release 1.0

Diagnostics

In addition to being logged, the following messages can appear on the system console. All messages are formatted in the following manner:

Warning: <device path> (usb_ac<instance num>): Error Message...
Failure to plumb audio streams drivers.

The usb audio streaming driver or the hid driver could not be plumbed under the audio control driver and the device is not usable.