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pci - generic PCI driver
pci - generic PCI driver
The pci driver provides a way for userland programs to read and write PCI configuration registers. It also provides a way for userland programs to get a list of all PCI devices, or all PCI devices that match various pat‐ terns. Since the pci driver provides a write interface for PCI configuration registers, system administrators should exercise caution when granting access to the pci device. If used improperly, this driver can allow userland applications to crash a machine or cause data loss. It is only necessary to specify one pci controller in the kernel. Addi‐ tional PCI busses are handled automatically as they are encountered.
The following ioctl(2) calls are supported by the pci driver. They are defined in the header file 〈sys/pciio.h〉. PCIOCGETCONF This ioctl(2) takes a pci_conf_io structure. It allows the user to retrieve information on all PCI devices in the system, or on PCI devices matching patterns supplied by the user. The pci_conf_io structure consists of a number of fields: pat_buf_len The length, in bytes, of the buffer filled with user-supplied patterns. num_patterns The number of user-supplied patterns. patterns Pointer to a buffer filled with user-sup‐ plied patterns. patterns is a pointer to num_patterns pci_match_conf structures. The pci_match_conf structure consists of the following elements: pc_sel PCI bus, slot and function. pd_name PCI device driver name. pd_unit PCI device driver unit number. pc_vendor PCI vendor ID. pc_device PCI device ID. pc_class PCI device class. flags The flags describe which of the fields the kernel should match against. A device must match all specified fields in order to be returned. The match flags are enumerated in the pci_getconf_flags struc‐ ture. Hopefully the flag val‐ ues are obvious enough that they don’t need to described in detail. match_buf_len Length of the matches buffer allocated by the user to hold the results of the PCIOCGETCONF query. num_matches Number of matches returned by the kernel. matches Buffer containing matching devices returned by the kernel. The items in this buffer are of type pci_conf, which consists of the following items: pc_sel PCI bus, slot and function. pc_hdr PCI header type. pc_subvendor PCI subvendor ID. pc_subdevice PCI subdevice ID. pc_vendor PCI vendor ID. pc_device PCI device ID. pc_class PCI device class. pc_subclass PCI device subclass. pc_progif PCI device programming interface. pc_revid PCI revision ID. pd_name Driver name. pd_unit Driver unit number. offset The offset is passed in by the user to tell the kernel where it should start traversing the device list. The value passed out by the kernel points to the record immediately after the last one returned. The user may pass the value returned by the kernel in subsequent calls to the PCIOCGETCONF ioctl. If the user does not intend to use the offset, it must be set to zero. generation PCI configuration generation. This value only needs to be set if the offset is set. The kernel will compare the current generation number of its internal device list to the generation passed in by the user to determine whether its device list has changed since the user last called the PCIOCGETCONF ioctl. If the device list has changed, a status of PCI_GETCONF_LIST_CHANGED will be passed back. status The status tells the user the disposition of his request for a device list. The possible status values are: PCI_GETCONF_LAST_DEVICE This means that there are no more devices in the PCI device list after the ones returned in the matches buffer. PCI_GETCONF_LIST_CHANGED This status tells the user that the PCI device list has changed since his last call to the PCIOCGETCONF ioctl and he must reset the offset and generation to zero to start over at the beginning of the list. PCI_GETCONF_MORE_DEVS This tells the user that his buffer was not large enough to hold all of the remaining devices in the device list that possibly match his criteria. It is pos‐ sible for this status to be returned, even when none of the remaining devices in the list would match the user’s crite‐ ria. PCI_GETCONF_ERROR This indicates a general error while ser‐ vicing the user’s request. A more spe‐ cific indication of the problem may or may not be printed in the kernel message buffer (and by implication, the system console). PCIOCREAD This ioctl(2) reads the PCI configuration registers specified by the passed-in pci_io structure. The pci_io structure consists of the following fields: pi_sel A pcisel structure which specifies the bus, slot and function the user would like to query. pi_reg The PCI configuration register the user would like to access. pi_width The width, in bytes, of the data the user would like to read. This value may be either 1, 2, or 4. 3-byte reads and reads larger than 4 bytes are not supported. pi_data The data returned by the kernel. PCIOCWRITE This ioctl(2) allows users to write to the PCI specified in the passed-in pci_io structure. The pci_io structure is described above. The limitations on data width described for reading registers, above, also apply to writing PCI configuration registers.
/dev/pci Character device for the pci driver.
The pci driver (not the kernel’s PCI support code) first appeared in FreeBSD 2.2, and was written by Stefan Esser and Garrett Wollman. Sup‐ port for device listing and matching was re-implemented by Kenneth Merry, and first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.
Kenneth Merry 〈ken@FreeBSD.org〉
It isn’t possible for users to specify an accurate offset into the device list without calling the PCIOCGETCONF at least once, since they have no way of knowing the current generation number otherwise. This probably isn’t a serious problem, though, since users can easily narrow their search by specifying a pattern or patterns for the kernel to match against.