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GLD(9F)								       GLD(9F)

       gld,   gld_mac_alloc,   gld_mac_free,   gld_register,   gld_unregister,
       gld_recv, gld_sched, gld_intr - Generic LAN Driver service routines

       #include <sys/gld.h>

       gld_mac_info_t *gld_mac_alloc(dev_info_t *dip);

       void gld_mac_free(gld_mac_info_t *macinfo);

       int gld_register(dev_info_t *dip, char *name, gld_mac_info_t *macinfo);

       int gld_unregister(gld_mac_info_t *macinfo);

       void gld_recv(gld_mac_info_t *macinfo, mblk_t *mp);

       void gld_sched(gld_mac_info_t *macinfo);

       uint_t gld_intr(caddr_t);

       void gld_linkstate(gld_mac_info_t *macinfo, int32_t newstate);

       Solaris architecture specific (Solaris DDI).

		    Pointer to a gld_mac_info(9S) structure.

		    Pointer to dev_info structure.

		    Device interface name.

		    Pointer to a message block containing a received packet.

		    Media link state.

       gld_mac_alloc() allocates a new gld_mac_info(9S) structure and  returns
       a  pointer to it. Some of the GLD-private elements of the structure may
       be initialized before gld_mac_alloc() returns; all other	 elements  are
       initialized  to	zero. The device driver must initialize some structure
       members, as described in gld_mac_info(9S), before passing the  mac_info
       pointer to gld_register().

       gld_mac_free()  frees a gld_mac_info(9S) structure previously allocated
       by gld_mac_alloc().

       gld_register() is called from the device driver's  attach(9E)  routine,
       and is used to link the GLD-based device driver with the GLD framework.
       Before calling gld_register() the device	 driver's  attach(9E)  routine
       must  first  use	 gld_mac_alloc() to allocate a gld_mac_info(9S) struc‐
       ture,  and  initialize  several	of   its   structure   elements.   See
       gld_mac_info(9S)	 for more information. A successful call to gld_regis‐
       ter() performs the following actions:

	   o	  links the device-specific driver with the GLD system;

	   o	  sets	the  device-specific  driver's	private	 data  pointer
		  (using  ddi_set_driver_private(9F))  to point to the macinfo

	   o	  creates the minor device node.

       The device interface name passed to gld_register() must	exactly	 match
       the name of the driver module as it exists in the filesystem.

       The driver's attach(9E) routine should return DDI_SUCCESS if gld_regis‐
       ter() succeeds. If gld_register() returns DDI_FAILURE,  the  attach(9E)
       routine	should	deallocate  any	 resources it allocated before calling
       gld_register() and then also return DDI_FAILURE.

       gld_unregister() is called by the device driver's detach(9E)  function,
       and if successful, performs the following tasks:

	   o	  ensures  the	device's  interrupts  are stopped, calling the
		  driver's gldm_stop() routine if necessary;

	   o	  removes the minor device node;

	   o	  unlinks the device-specific driver from the GLD system.

       If gld_unregister() returns DDI_SUCCESS, the detach(9E) routine	should
       deallocate  any	data  structures  allocated in the attach(9E) routine,
       using gld_mac_free() to deallocate the macinfo  structure,  and	return
       DDI_SUCCESS.  If	 gld_unregister()  returns  DDI_FAILURE,  the driver's
       detach(9E)  routine  must  leave	 the  device  operational  and	return

       gld_recv()  is  called  by  the	driver's  interrupt  handler to pass a
       received packet upstream. The driver must construct and pass a  STREAMS
       M_DATA  message	containing the raw packet. gld_recv() determines which
       STREAMS queues, if any, should receive a copy of the packet,  duplicat‐
       ing  it	if  necessary.	It  then formats a DL_UNITDATA_IND message, if
       required, and passes the data up all appropriate streams.

       The driver should avoid holding mutex or other locks during the call to
       gld_recv().  In	particular,  locks  that  could be taken by a transmit
       thread may not be held during  a	 call  to  gld_recv():	the  interrupt
       thread  that  calls  gld_recv()	may in some cases carry out processing
       that includes sending an outgoing packet, resulting in a	 call  to  the
       driver's gldm_send() routine. If the gldm_send() routine were to try to
       acquire a mutex being held by the gldm_intr() routine at	 the  time  it
       calls  gld_recv(),  this could result in a panic due to recursive mutex

       gld_sched() is called by the device driver to reschedule	 stalled  out‐
       bound  packets.	Whenever the driver's gldm_send() routine has returned
       GLD_NORESOURCES, the driver must later call gld_sched() to  inform  the
       GLD  framework  that  it should retry the packets that previously could
       not be sent. gld_sched() should be called as  soon  as  possible	 after
       resources  are again available, to ensure that GLD resumes passing out‐
       bound packets to the driver's gldm_send() routine in a timely way.  (If
       the driver's gldm_stop() routine is called, the driver is absolved from
       this obligation until it later again returns GLD_NORESOURCES  from  its
       gldm_send() routine; however, extra calls to gld_sched() will not cause
       incorrect operation.)

       gld_intr() is GLD's main interrupt handler. Normally it is specified as
       the  interrupt routine in the device driver's call to ddi_add_intr(9F).
       The argument to the interrupt handler (specified as int_handler_arg  in
       the call to ddi_add_intr(9F)) must be a pointer to the gld_mac_info(9S)
       structure. gld_intr() will, when appropriate, call the device  driver's
       gldm_intr()  function,  passing	that  pointer  to the gld_mac_info(9S)
       structure. However, if the driver uses a high-level interrupt, it  must
       provide its own high-level interrupt handler, and trigger a soft inter‐
       rupt from within that. In this case, gld_intr() may be specified as the
       soft interrupt handler in the call to ddi_add_softintr().

       gld_linkstate() is called by the device driver to notify GLD of changes
       in the media link state. The newstate argument should be set to one  of
       the following:

				 The media link is unavailable.

				 The media link is unavailable.

				 The status of the media link is unknown.

       If   a	driver	 calls	 gld_linkstate(),   it	 must	also  set  the
       GLD_CAP_LINKSTATE  bit	in  the	   gldm_capabilties   field   of   the
       gld_mac_info(9S) structure.

       gld_mac_alloc() returns a pointer to a new gld_mac_info(9S) structure.

       gld_register() and gld_unregister() return:

		       on success.

		       on failure.

       gld_intr() returns a value appropriate for an interrupt handler.

       gld(7D),	   gld(9E),    gld_mac_info(9S),    gld_stats(9S),   dlpi(7P),
       attach(9E), ddi_add_intr(9F).

       Writing Device Drivers

				 Aug 28, 2003			       GLD(9F)

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