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

ddi_removing_power - check whether DDI_SUSPEND might result in power being removed from a device

#include <sys/ddi.h>
#include <sys/sunddi.h>
int ddi_removing_power(dev_info_t *dip);

illumos DDI specific (illumos DDI)

The ddi_removing_power() function indicates whether a currently pending call into a driver's detach(9E) entry point with a command of DDI_SUSPEND is likely to result in power being removed from the device.

ddi_removing_power() can return true and power still not be removed from the device due to a failure to suspend and power off the system.

The ddi_removing_power() function supports the following parameter:


pointer to the device's dev_info structure

The ddi_removing_power() function returns:


Power might be removed by the framework as a result of the pending DDI_SUSPEND call.


Power will not be removed by the framework as a result of the pending DDI_SUSPEND call.

Example 1 Protecting a Tape from Abrupt Power Removal

A tape driver that has hardware that would damage the tape if power is removed might include this code in its detach(9E) code:

     xxdetach(dev_info_t *dip, ddi_detach_cmd_t cmd)
          case DDI_SUSPEND:
           * We do not allow DDI_SUSPEND if power will be removed and
           * we have a device that damages tape when power is removed
           * We do support DDI_SUSPEND for Device Reconfiguration,
           * however.
             if (ddi_removing_power(dip) && xxdamages_tape(dip))
                return (DDI_FAILURE);

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Committed

attributes(5), cpr(7), attach(9E), detach(9E)

Writing Device Drivers

March 14, 2001 OmniOS