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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     disk, disk_init, disk_attach, disk_detach, disk_busy, disk_unbusy,
     disk_find, disk_resetstat - generic disk framework

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/types.h>
     #include <sys/disklabel.h>
     #include <sys/disk.h>


     disk_attach(struct disk *);

     disk_detach(struct disk *);

     disk_busy(struct disk *);

     disk_unbusy(struct disk *);

     disk_resetstat(struct disk *);

     struct disk *
     disk_find(char *);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The NetBSD generic disk framework is designed to provide flexible, scalable,
 and consistent handling of disk state and metrics information.  The
     fundamental component of this framework is the disk structure, which is
     defined as follows:

     struct disk {
             TAILQ_ENTRY(disk) dk_link;      /* link in global disklist */
             char     *dk_name;      /* disk name */
             int      dk_bopenmask;  /* block devices open */
             int      dk_copenmask;  /* character devices open */
             int      dk_openmask;   /* composite (bopen|copen) */
             int      dk_state;      /* label state */
             int      dk_blkshift;   /* shift to convert DEV_BSIZE to blks */
             int      dk_byteshift;  /* shift to convert bytes to blks */

              * Metrics data; note that some metrics may have no meaning
              * on certain types of disks.
             int       dk_busy;      /* busy counter */
             u_int64_t dk_xfer;      /* total number of transfers */
             u_int64_t dk_seek;      /* total independent seek operations */
             u_int64_t dk_bytes;     /* total bytes transfered */
             struct timeval  dk_attachtime;  /* time disk was attached */
             struct timeval  dk_timestamp;   /* timestamp of last unbusy */
             struct timeval  dk_time;        /* total time spent busy */

             struct  dkdriver *dk_driver;    /* pointer to driver */

              * Disk label information.  Storage for the in-core disk label
              * must be dynamically allocated, otherwise the size of this
              * structure becomes machine-dependent.
             daddr_t  dk_labelsector;        /* sector containing label */
             struct disklabel *dk_label;     /* label */
             struct cpu_disklabel *dk_cpulabel;

     The system maintains a global linked-list of all disks attached to the
     system.  This list, called disklist, may grow or shrink over time as
     disks are dynamically added and removed from the system.  Drivers which
     currently make use of the detachment capability of the framework are the
     ccd and vnd pseudo-device drivers.

     The following is a brief description of each function in the framework:

     disk_init()       Initialize the disklist and other data structures used
                       by the framework.  Called by main() before autoconfiguration.

     disk_attach()     Attach a disk; allocate storage for the disklabel, set
                       the ``attached time'' timestamp, insert the disk into
                       the disklist, and increment the system disk count.

     disk_detach()     Detach a disk; free storage for the disklabel, remove
                       the disk from the disklist, and decrement the system
                       disk count.  If the count drops below zero, panic.

     disk_busy()       Increment the disk's ``busy counter''.  If this counter
                       goes from 0 to 1, set the timestamp corresponding to
                       this transfer.

     disk_unbusy()     Decrement a disk's busy counter.  If the count drops
                       below zero, panic.  Get the current time, subtract it
                       from the disk's timestamp, and add the difference to
                       the disk's running total.  Set the disk's timestamp to
                       the current time.  If the provided byte count is
                       greater than 0, add it to the disk's running total and
                       increment the number of transfers performed by the

     disk_resetstat()  Reset the running byte, transfer, and time totals.

     disk_find()       Return a pointer to the disk structure corresponding to
                       the name provided, or NULL if the disk does not exist.

     The functions typically called by device drivers are disk_attach(),
     disk_detach(), disk_busy(), disk_unbusy(), and disk_resetstat().  The
     function disk_find() is provided as a utility function.

USING THE FRAMEWORK    [Toc]    [Back]

     This section includes a description on basic use of the framework and
     example usage of its functions.  Actual implementation of a device driver
     which utilizes the framework may vary.

     A special routine, disk_init(), is provided to perform basic initialization
 of data structures used by the framework.  It is called exactly once
     by the system, in main(), before device autoconfiguration.

     Each device in the system uses a ``softc'' structure which contains autoconfiguration
 and state information for that device.  In the case of
     disks, the softc should also contain one instance of the disk structure,

     struct foo_softc {
             struct  device sc_dev;          /* generic device information */
             struct  disk sc_dk;             /* generic disk information */
             [ . . . more . . . ]

     In order for the system to gather metrics data about a disk, the disk
     must be registered with the system.  The disk_attach() routine performs
     all of the functions currently required to register a disk with the system
 including allocation of disklabel storage space, recording of the
     time since boot that the disk was attached, and insertion into the
     disklist.  Note that since this function allocates storage space for the
     disklabel, it must be called before the disklabel is read from the media
     or used in any other way.  Before disk_attach() is called, a portions of
     the disk structure must be initialized with data specific to that disk.
     For example, in the ``foo'' disk driver, the following would be performed
     in the autoconfiguration ``attach'' routine:

     fooattach(parent, self, aux)
             struct device *parent, *self;
             void *aux;
             struct foo_softc *sc = (struct foo_softc *)self;
             [ . . . ]

             /* Initialize and attach the disk structure. */
             sc->sc_dk.dk_driver = foodkdriver;
             sc->sc_dk.dk_name = sc->sc_dev.dv_xname;

             /* Read geometry and fill in pertinent parts of disklabel. */
             [ . . . ]

     The foodkdriver above is the disk's ``driver'' switch.  This switch currently
 includes a pointer to the disk's ``strategy'' routine.  This
     switch needs to have global scope and should be initialized as follows:

     void    foostrategy(struct buf *);
     struct  dkdriver foodkdriver = { foostrategy };

     Once the disk is attached, metrics may be gathered on that disk.  In
     order to gather metrics data, the driver must tell the framework when the
     disk starts and stops operations.  This functionality is provided by the
     disk_busy() and disk_unbusy() routines.  The disk_busy() routine should
     be called immediately before a command to the disk is sent, e.g.:

             struct foo_softc *sc;
             [ . . . ]

             /* Get buffer from drive's transfer queue. */
             [ . . . ]

             /* Build command to send to drive. */
             [ . . . ]

             /* Tell the disk framework we're going busy. */

             /* Send command to the drive. */
             [ . . . ]

     When disk_busy() is called, a timestamp is taken if the disk's busy
     counter moves from 0 to 1, indicating the disk has gone from an idle to
     non-idle state.  Note that disk_busy() must be called at splbio().  At
     the end of a transaction, the disk_unbusy() routine should be called.
     This routine performs some consistency checks, such as ensuring that the
     calls to disk_busy() and disk_unbusy() are balanced.  This routine also
     performs the actual metrics calculation.  A timestamp is taken, and the
     difference from the timestamp taken in disk_busy() is added to the disk's
     total running time.  The disk's timestamp is then updated in case there
     is more than one pending transfer on the disk.  A byte count is also
     added to the disk's running total, and if greater than zero, the number
     of transfers the disk has performed is incremented.

             struct foo_xfer *xfer;
             struct foo_softc = (struct foo_softc *)xfer->xf_softc;
             struct buf *bp = xfer->xf_buf;
             long nbytes;
             [ . . . ]

              * Get number of bytes transfered.  If there is no buf
              * associated with the xfer, we are being called at the
              * end of a non-I/O command.
             if (bp == NULL)
                     nbytes = 0;
                     nbytes = bp->b_bcount - bp->b_resid;

             [ . . . ]

             /* Notify the disk framework that we've completed the transfer. */
             disk_unbusy(sc->sc_dk, nbytes);

             [ . . . ]

     Like disk_busy(), disk_unbusy() must be called at splbio().

     At some point a driver may wish to reset the metrics data gathered on a
     particular disk.  For this function, the disk_resetstat() routine is provided.

CODE REFERENCES    [Toc]    [Back]

     This section describes places within the NetBSD source tree where actual
     code implementing or utilizing the disk framework can be found.  All
     pathnames are relative to /usr/src.

     The disk framework itself is implemented within the file
     sys/kern/subr_disk.c.  Data structures and function prototypes for the
     framework are located in sys/sys/disk.h.

     The NetBSD machine-independent SCSI disk and CD-ROM drivers utilize the
     disk framework.  They are located in sys/scsi/sd.c and sys/scsi/cd.c.

     The NetBSD ccd and vnd drivers utilize the detachment capability of the
     framework.  They are located in sys/dev/ccd.c and sys/dev/vnd.c.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     ccd(4), vnd(4), spl(9)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The NetBSD generic disk framework appeared in NetBSD 1.2.

AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The NetBSD generic disk framework was architected and implemented by
     Jason R. Thorpe <thorpej@NetBSD.ORG>.

BSD                             January 7, 1996                            BSD
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