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ddi_dev_is_needed

Section: Kernel Functions for Drivers (9F)
Updated: 7 Dec 2003
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NAME

ddi_dev_is_needed - inform the system that a device's component is required  

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/ddi.h>
#include <sys/sunddi.h>

int ddi_dev_is_needed(dev_info_t *dip, int component, int level);  

INTERFACE LEVEL

Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI)  

PARAMETERS

dip Pointer to the device's dev_info structure.

component Component of the driver which is needed.

level Power level at which the component is needed.

 

DESCRIPTION

The ddi_dev_is_needed() function is obsolete and will be removed in a future release. It is recommended that device drivers use pm_raise_power(9F) and pm_lower_power(9F).

The ddi_dev_is_needed() function informs the system that a device component is needed at the specified power level. The level argument must be non-zero.

This function sets a component to the required level and sets all devices which depend on this to their normal power levels.

The state of the device should be examined before each physical access. The ddi_dev_is_needed() function should be called to set a component to the required power level if the operation to be performed requires the component to be at a power level other than its current level.

The ddi_dev_is_needed() function might cause re-entry of the driver. Deadlock may result if driver locks are held across the call to ddi_dev_is_needed().  

RETURN VALUES

The ddi_dev_is_needed() function returns:

DDI_SUCCESS Power successfully set to the requested level.

DDI_FAILURE An error occurred.

 

EXAMPLES

Example 1: disk driver code

A hypothetical disk driver might include this code:

     static int
xxdisk_spun_down(struct xxstate *xsp)
{
                return (xsp->power_level[DISK_COMPONENT] < POWER_SPUN_UP);
}
static int
xxdisk_strategy(struct buf *bp)
{

...

                mutex_enter(&xxstate_lock);
                /*
                * Since we have to drop the mutex, we have to do this in a loop
                * in case we get preempted and the device gets taken away from
                * us again
                */
                while (device_spun_down(sp)) {
                        mutex_exit(&xxstate_lock);
                        if (ddi_dev_is_needed(xsp->mydip,
                                XXDISK_COMPONENT, XXPOWER_SPUN_UP) != DDI_SUCCESS) {
                                        bioerror(bp,EIO);
                                        biodone(bp);
                                        return (0);
                        }
                        mutex_enter(&xxstate_lock);
                }
                xsp->device_busy++;
                mutex_exit(&xxstate_lock);

...

}

 

CONTEXT

This function can be called from user or kernel context.  

ATTRIBUTES

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE
Interface stability Obsolete

 

SEE ALSO

pm(7D), pm-components(9P), attach(9E), detach(9E), power(9E), pm_busy_component(9F), pm_idle_component(9F)

Writing Device Drivers


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
INTERFACE LEVEL
PARAMETERS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUES
EXAMPLES
CONTEXT
ATTRIBUTES
SEE ALSO

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