DI_PATH_CLIENT_NEXT_PATH(3DEVINFO) Device Information Library Functions


NAME


di_path_client_next_path, di_path_phci_next_path - libdevinfo path node
traversal functions

SYNOPSIS


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

di_path_t di_path_client_next_path(di_node_t node node,
di_path_t path);


di_path_t di_path_phci_next_path(di_node_t node node,
di_path_t path);


PARAMETERS


node
The handle to a device node in a di_init(3DEVINFO) snapshot. For
di_path_client_next_path(), node must be a client device node.
For di_path_phci_next_path(), node must be a pHCI device node.


path
DI_PATH_NIL, or the handle to a path node in a snapshot.


DESCRIPTION


Each path node is an element in a pHCI-client matrix. The matrix is
implemented by dual linked lists: one list links path nodes related to a
common client head, and the other links path nodes related to a common
pHCI head.


The di_path_client_next_path() function is called on a multipathing
'client' device node, where a 'client' is the child of a vHCI device
node, and is associated with a specific endpoint device identity
(independent of physical paths). If the path argument is NULL,
di_path_client_next_path() returns the first path node associated with
the client. To walk all path nodes associated with a client, returned
di_path_t values are fed back into di_path_client_next_path(), via the
path argument, until a null path node is returned. For each path node,
di_path_bus_addr(3DEVINFO) returns the pHCI child path node unit-address.


The di_path_phci_next_path() function is called on a multipathing pHCI
device node. If the path argument is NULL, di_path_phci_next_path()
returns the first path node associated with the pHCI. To walk all path
nodes associated with a pHCI, returned di_path_t values are fed back into
di_path_phci_next_path(), via the path argument, until a null path node
is returned. For each path node, di_path_client_node(3DEVINFO) provides
a pointer to the associated client device node.


A device node can be a client device node of one multipathing class and a
pHCI device node of another class.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, a handle to the next path node is returned.
Otherwise, DI_PATH_NIL is returned and errno is set to indicate the
error.

ERRORS


These functions will fail if:

EINVAL
One or more argument was invalid.


ENOTSUP
Path node information is not available in the snapshot.


ENXIO
The end of the path node list was reached.


ATTRIBUTES


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


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|MT-Level | Safe |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


di_init(3DEVINFO), di_path_bus_addr(3DEVINFO),
di_path_client_node(3DEVINFO), libdevinfo(3LIB), attributes(5)


Writing Device Drivers


May 15, 2008
DI_PATH_CLIENT_NEXT_PATH(3DEVINFO)