NAME [Toc] [Back]
dlpi_drv.h - definitions of interfaces for device drivers to interact
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
The <dlpi_drv.h> header file contains definitions of structures and
function prototypes that are required by networking device drivers to
interact with DLPI (data link provider interface).
The header file contains interfaces that could be used by tightly
coupled and loosely coupled drivers. DLPI serves as a sole interface
to DLS users for tightly coupled drivers. Whereas, a loosely coupled
driver depends on DLPI only to provide information to userspace
command lanscan(1M) for display purposes.
All loosely coupled and tightly coupled drivers must include this
The manuals page dlpi(7) provides an overview of HP-UX's DLPI. The
header file <dlpi.h> contains DLPI requests; see dlpi(4). The header
file <dlpi_ext.h> provides HP-specific extensions to DLPI 2.0
standards; see dlpi_ext(4).
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
The interfaces provided in <dlpi_drv.h> may change in next HP-UX
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
<dlpi_drv.h> was created by HP.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
lanscan(1M), dlpi(4), dlpi_ext(4), dlpi(7), lan(7).
Driver Development Guide, Hewlett-Packard
Device Driver Reference, Hewlett-Packard
DLPI Programmer's Guide, 2003, Hewlett-Packard
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