NET_HOOK_REGISTER(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers NET_HOOK_REGISTER(9F)


NAME


net_hook_register - add a hook to be called in event processing

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/neti.h>

int net_hook_register(net_handle_t info, char *event, hook_t *hook);


INTERFACE LEVEL


Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI).

PARAMETERS


info
value returned from a successful call to net_protocol_register().


name
unique name for this hook.


hook
pointer to a hook_t structure.


DESCRIPTION


The net_hook_register() function uses hooks that allow callbacks to be
registered with events that belong to a network protocol. A successful
call to net_hook_register() requires that a valid handle for a network
protocol be provided (the info parameter), along with a unique name and a
hook description that includes a reference to an available event. No two
hooks on the same netstack may share a name.


While it is possible to use the same hook_t structure with multiple calls
to net_hook_register(), it is not encouraged.


The hook_t structure passed in with this function is described by
hook_t(9S). The following describes how this structure is used.

h_func
Must be non-NULL and represent a function that
fits the specified interface.


h_name
Gives the hook a name that represents its owner.
No duplication of h_name among the hooks present
for an event is allowed.


h_flags
Currently unused and must be set to 0.


h_hint, h_hintvalue
Specify a hint to net_hook_register() on how to
insert this hook. If the hint cannot be specified,
then an error is returned.


h_arg;
May take any value that the consumer wishes to
have passed back when the hook is activated.


RETURN VALUES


If the net_hook_register() function succeeds, 0 is returned. Otherwise,
one of the following errors is returned:

ENOMEM
The system cannot allocate any more memory to support
registering this hook.


ENXIO
A hook cannot be found among the given family of events.


EEXIST
A hook with the given h_name already exists on that event.


ESRCH
A before or after dependency cannot be satisfied due to the
hook with


EBUSY
The h_hint field specifies a hint that cannot currently be
satisfied because it conflicts with another hook. An example of
this might be specifying HH_FIRST or HH_LAST when another hook
has already been registered with this value.


ESHUTDOWN
The netstack corresponding to info is condemned or no longer
exists.


CONTEXT


The net_hook_register() function may be called from user or kernel
context.

ATTRIBUTES


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


+--------------------+-----------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-----------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-----------------+

SEE ALSO


net_hook_unregister(9F), hook_t(9S)


March 5, 2012 NET_HOOK_REGISTER(9F)