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|DEVITER(9)||Kernel Developer's Manual||DEVITER(9)|
NAMEdeviter, deviter_first, deviter_init, deviter_next, deviter_release — machine-independent device iteration API
deviter_init(deviter_t *di, deviter_flags_t flags);
deviter_first(deviter_t *di, deviter_flags_t flags);
DESCRIPTIONThe machine-independent deviter API lets interrupt handlers running at any priority level and kernel threads iterate over the devices attached to the kernel. Using deviter, it is safe for an interrupt handler or a thread to iterate over devices attached to the kernel while another thread attaches or detaches the devices.
DATA TYPESKernel subsystems using deviter may make use of the following data types:
The kernel can iterate over devices for different purposes and in different orders. The following flags affect device iteration:
- This is a device iteration “cursor” or “iterator”. It holds iteration state such as the next device to visit.
- deviter_init(di, flags)
Initialize the device iterator, di. Set bits in flags to affect the order of iteration. Set DEVITER_F_LEAVES_FIRST to visit each device only after visiting its children (visit the leaves of the device tree, first). Set DEVITER_F_ROOT_FIRST to visit each device before visiting its children (visit the root of the device tree, first). If you set neither DEVITER_F_LEAVES_FIRST nor DEVITER_F_ROOT_FIRST, deviter returns devices in an arbitrary order.
Set DEVITER_F_RW if your purpose for iterating over devices is to modify the device tree by attaching or detaching devices. Set DEVITER_F_SHUTDOWN if your purpose for iterating over devices is to detach all of the devices during system shutdown. DEVITER_F_SHUTDOWN implies DEVITER_F_RW.
- Advance the iterator di to the next device. deviter_next() returns the current device or NULL if there are no more devices. deviter_next() is undefined if di has not been initialized using deviter_init() or deviter_first().
- deviter_first(di, flags)
- Initialize the iterator di with flags. Return the first device according to the ordering indicated by flags and advance di to the second device, or return NULL if there are no devices. This is equivalent to calling deviter_init(di, flags) and then deviter_next(di).
- Release all resources held by the iterator di. Every iterator that is initialized with deviter_first() or deviter_init() MUST be released.
CODE REFERENCESDevice iteration is implemented within the files sys/sys/device.h and sys/kern/subr_autoconf.c.
HISTORYdeviter appeared in NetBSD 5.0.
|November 4, 2009||NetBSD 7.0|