REMOVABLE-MEDIA(9P) Kernel Properties for Drivers REMOVABLE-MEDIA(9P)


NAME


removable-media - removable media device property

DESCRIPTION


A device that supports removable media--such as CDROM, JAZZ, and ZIP
drives--and that supports power management and expects automatic mounting
of the device via the volume manager should export the boolean (zero
length) property removable-media. This property enables the system to
make the power state of the device dependent on the power state of the
frame buffer and monitor. See the power.conf(4) discussion of the device-
dependency-property entry for more information.


Devices that behave like removable devices (such as PC ATA cards, where
the controller and media both are removed at the same time) should also
export this property.

EXAMPLES


Example 1 removable-media Entry


An example of a removable-media entry from the .conf file of a driver is
shown below.


# This entry keeps removable media from being powered down unless
# the console framebuffer and monitor are powered down
#
removable-media=1;


Example 2: Implementation in attach()




Below is an example of how the entry above would be implemented in the
attach(9E) function of the driver.


xxattach(dev_info_t *dip, ddi_attach_cmd_t cmd)
{
...
if (ddi_prop_create(DDI_DEV_T_NONE, dip, DDI_PROP_CANSLEEP,
"removable-media", NULL, 0)) != DDI_PROP_SUCCESS)
goto failed;
...
}


ATTRIBUTES


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


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

SEE ALSO


power.conf(4), pm(7D), attach(9E), detach(9E), ddi_prop_create(9F)


Writing Device Drivers


June 15, 2001 REMOVABLE-MEDIA(9P)