DI_WALK_MINOR(3DEVINFO) Device Information Library Functions


NAME


di_walk_minor - traverse libdevinfo minor nodes

SYNOPSIS


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

int di_walk_minor(di_node_t root, const char *minor_nodetype,
uint_t flag, void *arg, int (*minor_callback)(di_node_t node,
di_minor_t minor, void *arg));


PARAMETERS


arg
Pointer to caller- specific user data.


flag
Specify 0. Reserved for future use.


minor
The minor node visited.


minor_nodetype
A character string specifying the minor data type,
which may be one of the types defined by the Solaris
DDI framework, for example, DDI_NT_BLOCK. NULL matches
all minor_node types. See ddi_create_minor_node(9F).


node
The device node with which to the minor node is
associated.


root
Root of subtree to visit.


DESCRIPTION


The di_walk_minor() function visits all minor nodes attached to device
nodes in a subtree rooted at root. For each minor node that matches
minor_nodetype, the caller-supplied function minor_callback() is invoked.
The walk terminates immediately when minor_callback() returns
DI_WALK_TERMINATE.

RETURN VALUES


Upon successful completion, di_walk_minor() returns 0. Otherwise, -1 is
returned and errno is set to indicate the error.


The minor_callback() function returns one of the following:

DI_WALK_CONTINUE
Continue to visit subsequent minor data nodes.


DI_WALK_TERMINATE
Terminate the walk immediately.


ERRORS


The di_walk_minor() function will fail if:

EINVAL
Invalid argument.


ATTRIBUTES


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


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

SEE ALSO


dladm(1M), di_minor_nodetype(3DEVINFO), dlpi_walk(3DLPI),
libdevinfo(3LIB), attributes(5), filesystem(5), ddi_create_minor_node(9F)


Writing Device Drivers

NOTES


The di_walk_minor() function is no longer an accurate method for walking
network datalink interfaces on the system. Applications should use
dlpi_walk(3DLPI) instead. It has been common for applications to use
di_walk_minor() to walk networking devices by passing in a minor_nodetype
of DDI_NT_NET, in most cases to discover the set of DLPI devices on the
system. Solaris now makes a layering distinction between networking
devices (the objects displayed in the DEVICE field by dladm show-phys)
and network datalink interfaces (the objects displayed by dladm show-
link). Datalink interfaces are represented as the set of DLPI device
nodes that applications can open by using dlpi_open(3DLPI) or by opening
DLPI nodes out of the /dev/net filesystem (see filesystem(5)). The
dlpi_walk(3DLPI) function is the proper function to walk these nodes.


January 14, 2009 DI_WALK_MINOR(3DEVINFO)