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


NAME


strlog - submit messages to the log driver

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/stream.h>
#include <sys/strlog.h>
#include <sys/log.h>


int strlog(short mid, short sid, char level,
unsigned short flags, char *fmt, ...);


INTERFACE LEVEL


Architecture independent level 1 (DDI/DKI).

PARAMETERS


mid
Identification number of the module or driver submitting the
message (in the case of a module, its mi_idnum value from
module_info(9S)).


sid
Identification number for a particular minor device.


level
Tracing level for selective screening of low priority messages.
Larger values imply less important information.


flags
Valid flag values are:

SL_ERROR
Message is for error logger.


SL_TRACE
Message is for trace.


SL_NOTIFY
Mail copy of message to system administrator.


SL_CONSOLE
Log message to console.


SL_FATAL
Error is fatal.


SL_WARN
Error is a warning.


SL_NOTE
Error is a notice.


fmt
printf(3C) style format string. %e, %g, and %G formats are not
allowed but %s is supported.


DESCRIPTION


The strlog() function expands the printf(3C) style format string passed
to it, that is, the conversion specifiers are replaced by the actual
argument values in the format string. The 32-bit representations of the
arguments (up to NLORGARGS) follow the string starting at the next 32-bit
boundary following the string. Note that the 64-bit argument will be
truncated to 32-bits here but will be fully represented in the string.


The messages can be retrieved with the getmsg(2) system call. The flags
argument specifies the type of the message and where it is to be sent.
strace(8) receives messages from the log driver and sends them to the
standard output. strerr(8) receives error messages from the log driver
and appends them to a file called /var/adm/streams/error.mm-dd, where mm-
dd identifies the date of the error message.

RETURN VALUES


The strlog() function returns 0 if it fails to submit the message to the
log(4D) driver and 1 otherwise.

CONTEXT


The strlog() function can be called from user, interrupt, or kernel
context.

FILES


/var/adm/streams/error.mm-dd

Error messages dated mm-dd appended by strerr(8) from the log driver


SEE ALSO


getmsg(2), log(4D), strace(8), strerr(8), module_info(9S)


Writing Device Drivers


STREAMS Programming Guide


January 16, 2006 STRLOG(9F)