DDI_GETIMINOR(9F) Kernel Functions for Drivers DDI_GETIMINOR(9F)

ddi_getiminor - get kernel internal minor number from an external dev_t

#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/mkdev.h>
#include <sys/ddi.h>
minor_t ddi_getiminor(dev_t dev);

This interface is obsolete. getminor(9F) should be used instead.

The following parameters are supported:


Device number.

ddi_getiminor() extracts the minor number from a device number. This call should be used only for device numbers that have been passed to the kernel from the user space through opaque interfaces such as the contents of ioctl(9E) and putmsg(2). The device numbers passed in using standard device entry points must continue to be interpreted using the getminor(9F) interface. This new interface is used to translate between user visible device numbers and in kernel device numbers. The two numbers may differ in a clustered system.

For certain bus types, you can call this DDI function from a high-interrupt context. These types include ISA and SBus buses. See sysbus(4), isa(4), and sbus(4) for details.

ddi_getiminor() can be called from user context only.

The minor number or EMINOR_UNKNOWN if the minor number of the device is invalid.

See attributes(5) for a description of the following attributes:

Stability Level Obsolete

attributes(5), getmajor(9F), getminor(9F), makedevice(9F)

Writing Device Drivers

Drivers are required to replace calls to ddi_getminor.9f by getminor(9F)) in order to compile under Solaris 10 and later versions.

November 18, 2004 OmniOS