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awrite

Section: Driver Entry Points (9E)
Updated: 28 Mar 1997
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NAME

awrite - asynchronous write to a device  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/uio.h>
#include <sys/aio_req.h>
#include <sys/cred.h>
#include <sys/ddi.h>
#include <sys/sunddi.h>

intprefixawrite(dev_t dev, struct aio_req *aio_reqp, cred_t *cred_p);  

INTERFACE LEVEL

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI). This entry point is optional. Drivers that do not support an awrite() entry point should use nodev(9F)  

PARAMETERS

dev Device number.

aio_reqp Pointer to the aio_req(9S) structure that describes where the data is stored.

cred_p Pointer to the credential structure.

 

DESCRIPTION

The driver's awrite() routine is called to perform an asynchronous write. getminor(9F) can be used to access the minor number component of the dev argument. awrite() may use the credential structure pointed to by cred_p to check for superuser access by calling drv_priv(9F). The awrite() routine may also examine the uio(9S) structure through the aio_req structure pointer, aio_reqp. awrite() must call aphysio(9F) with the aio_req pointer and a pointer to the driver's strategy(9E) routine.

No fields of the uio(9S) structure pointed to by aio_req, other than uio_offset or uio_loffset, may be modified for non-seekable devices.  

RETURN VALUES

The awrite() routine should return 0 for success, or the appropriate error number.  

CONTEXT

This function is called from user context only.  

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Using the awrite() routine:

The following is an example of an awrite() routine:

static int
xxawrite(dev_t dev, struct aio_req *aio, cred_t *cred_p)
{
        int instance;
        struct xxstate *xsp;

        instance = getminor(dev);
        xsp = ddi_get_soft_state(statep, instance);
        /*Verify soft state structure has been allocated */
        if (xsp == NULL)
                 return (ENXIO);
        return (aphysio(xxstrategy, anocancel, dev, B_WRITE, xxminphys, aio));
}

 

SEE ALSO

write(2), aiowrite(3AIO), aread(9E), read(9E), strategy(9E), write(9E), anocancel(9F), aphysio(9F), ddi_get_soft_state(9F), drv_priv(9F), getminor(9F), minphys(9F), nodev(9F), aio_req(9S), cb_ops(9S), uio(9S)

Writing Device Drivers  

BUGS

There is no way other than calling aphysio(9F) to accomplish an asynchronous write.


 

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SYNOPSIS
INTERFACE LEVEL
PARAMETERS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
CONTEXT
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
BUGS

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