DRV_USECWAIT(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers DRV_USECWAIT(9F)
drv_usecwait - busy-wait for specified interval
#include <sys/ddi.h> void drv_usecwait
Architecture independent level 1 (DDI/DKI).
The number of microseconds to busy-wait.
function gives drivers a means of busy-waiting for a
specified microsecond count. The amount of time spent busy-waiting may be
greater than the microsecond count but will minimally be the number of
microseconds specified. delay(9F)
can be used by a driver to delay for a specified number of
system ticks, but it has two limitations. First, the granularity of the
wait time is limited to one clock tick, which may be more time than is
needed for the delay. Second, delay(9F)
can be invoked from user or
kernel context and hence cannot be used at interrupt time or system
Often, drivers need to delay for only a few microseconds, waiting for a
write to a device register to be picked up by the device. In this case,
even in user context, delay(9F)
produces too long a wait period.
function can be called from user, interrupt, or kernel
SEE ALSO delay(9F)
, untimeout(9F) Writing Device Drivers
The driver wastes processor time by making this call since drv_usecwait()
does not block but simply busy-waits. The driver should only make calls
as needed, and only for as much time as needed. The drv_usecwait()
function does not mask out interrupts.
January 16, 2006 DRV_USECWAIT(9F)