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NAME


pckt - STREAMS Packet Mode module

SYNOPSIS


int ioctl( fd, I_PUSH, "pckt");


DESCRIPTION


pckt is a STREAMS module that may be used with a pseudo terminal to
packetize certain messages. The pckt module should be pushed (see I_PUSH
on streamio(4I)) onto the manager side of a pseudo terminal.


Packetizing is performed by prefixing a message with an M_PROTO message.
The original message type is stored in the 1 byte data portion of the
M_PROTO message.


On the read-side, only the M_PROTO, M_PCPROTO, M_STOP, M_START, M_STOPI,
M_STARTI, M_IOCTL, M_DATA, M_FLUSH, and M_READ messages are packetized.
All other message types are passed upstream unmodified.


Since all unread state information is held in the manager's stream head
read queue, flushing of this queue is disabled.


On the write-side, all messages are sent down unmodified.


With this module in place, all reads from the manager side of the pseudo
terminal should be performed with the getmsg(2) or getpmsg() function.
The control part of the message contains the message type. The data part
contains the actual data associated with that message type. The onus is
on the application to separate the data into its component parts.

SEE ALSO


getmsg(2), ioctl(2), streamio(4I), termio(4I), ldterm(4M), ptem(4M)


STREAMS Programming Guide


February 5, 2022 PCKT(4M)