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


NAME


usb_get_string_descr - Get string descriptor from device

SYNOPSIS


#include <sys/usb/usba.h>


int usb_get_string_descr(dev_info_t *dip,
uint16_t langid, uint8_t index,
char *buf, size_t buflen);


INTERFACE LEVEL


Solaris DDI specific (Solaris DDI)

PARAMETERS


dip
Pointer to the device's dev_info structure.


langid
Language ID. Currently only USB_LANG_ID (English ascii) is
valid.


index
String index indicating descriptor to retrieve.


buf
Address into which the string descriptor is placed.


buflen
Size of buf in bytes.


DESCRIPTION


The usb_get_string_descr() function retrieves a parsed string descriptor
from a device. dip specifies the device, while index indicates which
descriptor to return.


String descriptors provide information about other descriptors, or
information that is encoded in other descriptors, in readable form. Many
descriptor types have one or more index fields which identify string
descriptors. (See Sections 9.5 and 9.6 of the USB 2.0 specification.)
For example, a configuration descriptor's seventh byte contains the
string descriptor index describing a specific configuration.


Retrieved descriptors that do not fit into buflen bytes are truncated.
All returned descriptors are null-terminated.

RETURN VALUES


USB_SUCCESS
String descriptor is returned in buf.


USB_INVALID_ARGS
dip or buf are NULL, or index or buflen is 0.


USB_FAILURE
Descriptor cannot be retrieved.


CONTEXT


May be called from user or kernel context.

EXAMPLES


/* Get the first string descriptor. */

char buf[SIZE];

if (usb_get_string_descr(
dip, USB_LANG_ID, 0, buf, SIZE) == USB_SUCCESS) {
cmn_err (CE_NOTE, "%s%d: %s",
ddi_driver_name(dip), ddi_get_instance(dip), buf);
}


ATTRIBUTES


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


+--------------------+-------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Architecture | PCI-based systems |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Interface stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-------------------+

SEE ALSO


attributes(5), usb_get_dev_data(9F), usb_string_descr(9S)


January 5, 2004 USB_GET_STRING_DESCR(9F)