Subject: Re: DVACT_ACTIVATE/DVACT_DEACTIVATE: proper use of EOPNOTSUPP
To: Blair Sadewitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Iain Hibbert <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/2007 11:24:18
On Mon, 24 Sep 2007, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> While reading the OpenBSD commit log for
> sys/dev/pci/azalia.c, I noticed this:
> In a drivers activate() entry point, if on
> DVACT_DEACTIVATE it does something, then it MUST
> return zero on DVACT_ACTIVATE, not EOPNOTSUPP;
> this very popular bug has been cut and pasted a
> lot of times...
> Does NetBSD follow the same convention?
looking at subr_autoconf.c, it would seem that we do since the deactivate
call is not made unless the device is marked active, which it is not when
DVACT_ACTIVATE returns an error.
seems that this bug is popular here too.. driver(9) could be clearer,
does the below look good?
--- /usr/src/share/man/man9/driver.9 2007-09-05 22:22:31.000000000 +0100
+++ driver.9 2007-10-01 11:12:59.000000000 +0100
@@ -297,7 +297,7 @@
do not print a notice
-The autoconfiguration framework calls the driver's activate function
+The autoconfiguration framework may call the driver's activate function
to notify the driver of a change in the resources that have been
allocated to it.
For example, an Ethernet driver has to be notified if the network stack
@@ -318,6 +318,8 @@
If the action is not supported the activate function should return
+The DVACT_DEACTIVATE call will only be made if the DVACT_ACTIVATE call
The activate function is called in interrupt context.
Most drivers will want to make use of interrupt facilities.