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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

removable-media(9P)

Name

removable-media - removable media device property

Description

A device that supports removable media—such as CDROM, JAZZ, and ZIP drives—and that supports power management and expects automatic mounting of the device via the volume manager should export the boolean (zero length) property removable-media. This property enables the system to make the power state of the device dependent on the power state of the frame buffer and monitor.

Devices that behave like removable devices (such as PC ATA cards, where the controller and media both are removed at the same time) should also export this property.

Examples

Example 1 removable-media Entry

An example of a removable-media entry from the .conf file of a driver is shown below.

# This entry keeps removable media from being powered down unless
# the console framebuffer and monitor are powered down
# 
removable-media=1;
Example 2 Implementation in attach()

Below is an example of how the entry above would be implemented in the attach(9E) function of the driver.

xxattach(dev_info_t *dip, ddi_attach_cmd_t cmd)
     {
     ...
          if (ddi_prop_create(DDI_DEV_T_NONE, dip, DDI_PROP_CANSLEEP,
              "removable-media", NULL, 0)) != DDI_PROP_SUCCESS)
               goto failed;
     ...
     }

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

pm(4D), attach(9E), detach(9E), ddi_prop_create(9F)

Writing Device Drivers