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DRIVER_MODULE(9) DragonFly Kernel Developer's Manual DRIVER_MODULE(9)
DRIVER_MODULE, DRIVER_MODULE_ORDERED -- kernel driver declaration macro
DRIVER_MODULE(name, busname, driver_t driver, devclass_t devclass,
modeventhand_t evh, void *arg);
DRIVER_MODULE_ORDERED(name, busname, driver_t driver,
devclass_t devclass, modeventhand_t evh, void *arg, int order);
The DRIVER_MODULE() macro declares a kernel driver. DRIVER_MODULE()
expands to the real driver declaration, where the phrase name is used as
the naming prefix for the driver and its functions. Note that it is sup-
plied as plain text, and not a char or char *.
busname is the parent bus of the driver (PCI, ISA, PPBUS and others),
e.g. `pci', `isa', or `ppbus'.
The identifier used in DRIVER_MODULE() can be different from the driver
name. Also, the same driver identifier can exist on different busses,
which is a pretty clean way of making front ends for different cards
using the same driver on the same or different busses. For example, the
following is allowed:
DRIVER_MODULE(foo, isa, foo_driver, foo_devclass, NULL, NULL);
DRIVER_MODULE(foo, pci, foo_driver, foo_devclass, NULL, NULL);
driver is the driver of type driver_t, which contains the information
about the driver and is therefore one of the two most important parts of
the call to DRIVER_MODULE().
The devclass argument contains the kernel-internal information about the
device, which will be used within the kernel driver module.
The evh argument is the event handler which is called when the driver (or
module) is loaded or unloaded (see module(9)).
The arg is unused at this time and should be a NULL pointer.
The DRIVER_MODULE_ORDERED() macro allows a driver to be registered in a
specific order. This can be useful if a single kernel module contains
multiple drivers that are inter-dependent. The order argument should be
one of the SYSINIT(9) initialization ordering constants (SI_ORDER_*).
The default order for a driver module is SI_ORDER_MIDDLE. Typically a
module will specify an order of SI_ORDER_ANY for a single driver to
ensure it is registered last.
device(9), driver(9), module(9), SYSINIT(9)
This manual page was written by Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.org>.
DragonFly 4.9 August 21, 2012 DragonFly 4.9