DI_BINDING_NAME(3DEVINFO) Device Information Library Functions


di_binding_name, di_bus_addr, di_compatible_names, di_devid,
di_driver_name, di_driver_ops, di_driver_major, di_instance, di_nodeid,
di_node_name - return libdevinfo node information


cc [ flag... ] file... -ldevinfo [ library... ]
#include <libdevinfo.h>

char *di_binding_name(di_node_t node);

char *di_bus_addr(di_node_t node);

int di_compatible_names(di_node_t node, char **names);

ddi_devid_t di_devid(di_node_t node);

char *di_driver_name(di_node_t node);

uint_t di_driver_ops(di_node_t node);

int di_driver_major(di_node_t node);

int di_instance(di_node_t node);

int di_nodeid(di_node_t node);

char *di_node_name(di_node_t node);


The address of a pointer.

A handle to a device node.


These functions extract information associated with a device node.


The di_binding_name() function returns a pointer to the binding name. The
binding name is the name used by the system to select a driver for the

The di_bus_addr() function returns a pointer to a null-terminated string
containing the assigned bus address for the device. NULL is returned if a
bus address has not been assigned to the device. A zero-length string may
be returned and is considered a valid bus address.

The return value of di_compatible_names() is the number of compatible
names. names is updated to point to a buffer contained within the
snapshot. The buffer contains a concatenation of null-terminated strings,
for example:


See the discussion of generic names in Writing Device Drivers for a
description of how compatible names are used by Solaris to achieve driver
binding for the node.

The di_devid() function returns the device ID for node, if it is
registered. Otherwise, a null pointer is returned. Interfaces in the
libdevid(3LIB) library may be used to manipulate the handle to the device
id. This function is obsolete and might be removed from a future Solaris
release. Applications should use the "devid" property instead.

The di_driver_name() function returns the name of the driver bound to the
node. A null pointer is returned if node is not bound to any driver.

The di_driver_ops() function returns a bit array of device driver entry
points that are supported by the driver bound to this node. Possible bit
fields supported by the driver are DI_CB_OPS, DI_BUS_OPS, DI_STREAM_OPS.

The di_driver_major() function returns the major number associated with
the driver bound to node. If there is no driver bound to the node, this
function returns -1.

The di_instance() function returns the instance number of the device. A
value of -1 indicates an instance number has not been assigned to the
device by the system.

The di_nodeid() function returns the type of device, which may be one of
the following possible values: DI_PSEUDO_NODEID, DI_PROM_NODEID, and
DI_SID_NODEID. Devices of type DI_PROM_NODEID may have additional
properties that are defined by the PROM. See di_prom_prop_data(3DEVINFO)
and di_prom_prop_lookup_bytes(3DEVINFO).

The di_node_name() function returns a pointer to a null-terminated string
containing the node name.


See di_init(3DEVINFO) for an example demonstrating typical use of these


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

|Interface Stability | Evolving (di_devid() is obsolete) |
|MT-Level | Safe |


di_init(3DEVINFO), di_prom_init(3DEVINFO), di_prom_prop_data(3DEVINFO),
di_prom_prop_lookup_bytes(3DEVINFO), libdevid(3LIB), libdevinfo(3LIB),

Writing Device Drivers

illumos March 22, 2004 DI_BINDING_NAME(3DEVINFO)