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Manual Reference Pages  -  DEVCTL (3)

NAME

devctl, devctl_attach, devctl_detach, devctl_disable, devctl_enable, devctl_set_driver - device control library

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libdevctl

SYNOPSIS


.In devctl.h int devctl_attach const char *device int devctl_detach const char *device bool force int devctl_disable const char *device bool force_detach int devctl_enable const char *device int devctl_set_driver const char *device const char *driver bool force

DESCRIPTION

The devctl library adjusts the state of devices in the kernel’s internal device hierarchy. Each control operation accepts a device argument that identifies the device to adjust. The device may be specified as either the name of an existing device or as a bus-specific address. The following bus-specific address formats are currently supported:
pci domain: bus: slot: function A PCI device with the specified domain, bus, slot, and function.
pci bus: slot: function A PCI device in domain zero with the specified bus, slot, and function.
handle A device with an ACPI handle of handle. The handle must be specified as an absolute path and must begin with a "\".

The devctl_attach function probes a device and attaches a suitable device driver if one is found.

The devctl_detach function detaches a device from its current device driver. The device is left detached until either a new driver for its parent bus is loaded or the device is explicitly probed via devctl_attach. If force is true, the current device driver will be detached even if the device is busy.

The devctl_disable function disables a device. If the device is currently attached to a device driver, the device driver will be detached from the device, but the device will retain its current name. If force_detach is true, the current device driver will be detached even if the device is busy. The device will remain disabled and detached until it is explicitly enabled via devctl_enable.

The devctl_enable function re-enables a disabled device. The device will probe and attach if a suitable device driver is found.

The devctl_set_driver function attaches a device driver named driver to a device. If the device is already attached and force is false, the request will fail. If the device is already attached and force is true, the device will be detached from its current device driver before it is attached to the new device driver.

RETURN VALUES


.Rv -std devctl_attach devctl_detach devctl_disable devctl_enable devctl_set_driver

ERRORS

In addition to specific errors noted below, all of the devctl functions may fail for any of the errors described in open(2) as well as:
[EINVAL]
  The device name is too long.
[ENOENT]
  No existing device matches the specified name or location.
[EPERM]
  The current process is not permitted to adjust the state of device.

The devctl_attach function may fail if:
[EBUSY]
  The device is already attached.
[ENOMEM]
  An internal memory allocation request failed.
[ENXIO]
  The device is disabled.
[ENXIO]
  No suitable driver for the device could be found, or the driver failed to attach.

The devctl_detach function may fail if:
[EBUSY]
  The current device driver for device is busy and cannot detach at this time. Note that some drivers may return this even if force is true.
[ENXIO]
  The device is not attached to a driver.
[ENXIO]
  The current device driver for device does not support detaching.

The devctl_enable function may fail if:
[EBUSY]
  The device is already enabled.
[ENOMEM]
  An internal memory allocation request failed.
[ENXIO]
  No suitable driver for the device could be found, or the driver failed to attach.

The devctl_disable function may fail if:
[EBUSY]
  The current device driver for device is busy and cannot detach at this time. Note that some drivers may return this even if force_detach is true.
[ENXIO]
  The device is already disabled.
[ENXIO]
  The current device driver for device does not support detaching.

The devctl_set_driver function may fail if:
[EBUSY]
  The device is currently attached to a device driver and force is false.
[EBUSY]
  The current device driver for device is busy and cannot detach at this time.
[EFAULT]
  The driver argument points outside the process’ allocated address space.
[ENOENT]
  No device driver with the requested name exists.
[ENOMEM]
  An internal memory allocation request failed.
[ENXIO]
  The device is disabled.
[ENXIO]
  The new device driver failed to attach.

SEE ALSO

devinfo(3), devstat(3), devctl(8)

HISTORY

The devctl library first appeared in
.Fx 10.3 .
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