USBA_HCDI_PIPE_OPEN(9E) Driver Entry Points USBA_HCDI_PIPE_OPEN(9E)
- open and close a USB pipe
SYNOPSIS #include <sys/usb/usba/hcdi.h> int prefix_hcdi_pipe_open
, usb_flags_t usb_flags
); int prefix_hcdi_pipe_close
, usb_flags_t usb_flags
INTERFACE LEVEL Volatile -
illumos USB HCD private function
This is a private function that is not part of the stable DDI. It may be
removed or changed at any time.
A pointer to a USB pipe handle as defined in usba_pipe_handle_data(9S)
Flags which describe how allocations should be performed.
Valid flags are: USB_FLAGS_NOSLEEP
Do not block waiting for memory. If memory is not
available the allocation will fail. USB_FLAGS_SLEEP
Perform a blocking allocation. If memory is not
available, the function will wait until memory is
Note, the request may still fail even if USB_FLAGS_SLEEP
() and usba_hcdi_pipe_close
() entry points are
called by the USB framework whenever a client, or the framework itself,
need to open or close a specific pipe. For additional background see usba_hcdi(9E)
When a pipe is opened, the host controller driver is responsible for
preparing the specified endpoint for performing transfers. This may
include allocating bandwidth, programming the controller, and more. When
the pipe is closed, the host controller driver is responsible for cleaning
up any resources that were allocated during the open call.
The pipe handle, ph
, identifies the endpoint that it the USBA is trying to
open or close through its endpoint descriptor in the p_ep
endpoint descriptor is described in usb_ep_descr(9S)
. From the endpoint
descriptor the driver can determine the type of endpoint, what the address
of the endpoint is, and what direction the endpoint is in. When combined,
these uniquely describe the pipe.
To open a pipe, the driver may need additional companion endpoint
descriptors. If these are available, they will be in the p_xep
the pipe handle. See usb_ep_xdescr(9S)
for more information on how to
determine which descriptors are present and get the information encoded in
Host controller drivers should check the USB address of the USB device that ph
belongs to. The driver may be asked to open a pipe to the root hub. As
the root hub is often synthetic, the driver may need to take a different
path than normal.
Pipe open specifics
A given endpoint on a device can only be opened once. If there's a request
to open an already open endpoint, then the request to open the pipe should
By the time the call to open a pipe returns, the driver should expect that
any of the pipe transfer or reset entry points will be called on the pipe.
A driver can establish private data on an endpoint. During pipe open it
may set the p_hcd_private
member to any value. Generally this points to an
allocated structure that contains data specific to the host controller.
This value will remain on the pipe handle. It is the responsibility of the
driver to clear the data when the pipe is closed.
Pipe close specifics
When a pipe is closed, the driver must clean up all of the resources that
it allocated when opening the pipe. For non-periodic transfers, the host
controller driver may assume that there are no outstanding transfers that
need to be cleaned up. However, the same is not true for periodic pipes.
For pipes that have outstanding periodic transfers, the host controller
driver needs to clean them up and quiesce them as though a call to either usba_hcdi_pipe_stop_intr_polling(9E)
had been called.
Just as with opening the pipe, the driver should pay attention to the
address of the USB device, as it may be the root hub, which may be a
When a call to usba_hcdi_pipe_close
() completes, the device should be in a
state that the pipe can be opened again.
Upon successful completion, the usba_hcdi_pipe_open
() and uba_hcdi_pipe_close
() functions should return USB_SUCCESS
. Otherwise, it
should return the appropriate USB error. If uncertain, use USB_FAILURE
SEE ALSO usba_hcdi(9E)
OmniOS February 15, 2020 OmniOS