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CAM(3)		       FreeBSD Library Functions Manual			CAM(3)

     cam_open_device, cam_open_spec_device, cam_open_btl, cam_open_pass,
     cam_close_device, cam_close_spec_device, cam_getccb, cam_send_ccb,
     cam_freeccb, cam_path_string, cam_device_dup, cam_device_copy,
     cam_get_device -- CAM user	library

     Common Access Method User Library (libcam,	-lcam)

     #include <stdio.h>
     #include <camlib.h>

     struct cam_device *
     cam_open_device(const char	*path, int flags);

     struct cam_device *
     cam_open_spec_device(const	char *dev_name,	int unit, int flags,
	 struct	cam_device *device);

     struct cam_device *
     cam_open_btl(path_id_t path_id, target_id_t target_id,
	 lun_id_t target_lun, int flags, struct	cam_device *device);

     struct cam_device *
     cam_open_pass(const char *path, int flags,	struct cam_device *device);

     cam_close_device(struct cam_device	*dev);

     cam_close_spec_device(struct cam_device *dev);

     union ccb *
     cam_getccb(struct cam_device *dev);

     cam_send_ccb(struct cam_device *device, union ccb *ccb);

     cam_freeccb(union ccb *ccb);

     char *
     cam_path_string(struct cam_device *dev, char *str,	int len);

     struct cam_device *
     cam_device_dup(struct cam_device *device);

     cam_device_copy(struct cam_device *src, struct cam_device *dst);

     cam_get_device(const char *path, char *dev_name, int devnamelen,
	 int *unit);

     The CAM library consists of a number of functions designed	to aid in pro-
     gramming with the CAM subsystem.  This man	page covers the	basic set of
     library functions.	 More functions	are documented in the man pages	listed

     Many of the CAM library functions use the cam_device structure:

     struct cam_device {
	     char	     device_path[MAXPATHLEN+1];/*
							* Pathname of the
							* device given by the
							* user.	This may be
							* null if the user
							* states the device
							* name and unit	number
							* separately.
	     char	     given_dev_name[DEV_IDLEN+1];/*
							  * Device name	given by
							  * the	user.
	     u_int32_t	     given_unit_number;		 /*
							  * Unit number	given by
							  * the	user.
	     char	     device_name[DEV_IDLEN+1];/*
						       * Name of the device,
						       * e.g. 'pass'
	     u_int32_t	     dev_unit_num;   /*	Unit number of the passthrough
					      *	device associated with this
					      *	particular device.

	     char	     sim_name[SIM_IDLEN+1];/*
						    * Controller name, e.g.'ahc'
	     u_int32_t	     sim_unit_number; /* Controller unit number	*/
	     u_int32_t	     bus_id;	      /* Controller bus	number */
	     lun_id_t	     target_lun;      /* Logical Unit Number */
	     target_id_t     target_id;	      /* Target	ID */
	     path_id_t	     path_id;	      /* System	SCSI bus number	*/
	     u_int16_t	     pd_type;	      /* type of peripheral device */
	     struct scsi_inquiry_data inq_data;	 /* SCSI Inquiry data */
	     u_int8_t	     serial_num[252]; /* device	serial number */
	     u_int8_t	     serial_num_len;  /* length	of the serial number */
	     u_int8_t	     sync_period;     /* Negotiated sync period	*/
	     u_int8_t	     sync_offset;     /* Negotiated sync offset	*/
	     u_int8_t	     bus_width;	      /* Negotiated bus	width */
	     int	     fd;	      /* file descriptor for device */

     cam_open_device() takes as	arguments a string describing the device it is
     to	open, and flags	suitable for passing to	open(2).  The "path" passed in
     may actually be most any type of string that contains a device name and
     unit number to be opened.	The string will	be parsed by cam_get_device()
     into a device name	and unit number.  Once the device name and unit	number
     are determined, a lookup is performed to determine	the passthrough	device
     that corresponds to the given device.

     cam_open_spec_device() opens the pass(4) device that corresponds to the
     device name and unit number passed	in.  The flags should be flags suit-
     able for passing to open(2).  The device argument is optional.  The user
     may supply	pre-allocated space for	the cam_device structure.  If the
     device argument is	NULL, cam_open_spec_device() will allocate space for
     the cam_device structure using malloc(3).

     cam_open_btl() is similar to cam_open_spec_device(), except that it takes
     a SCSI bus, target	and logical unit instead of a device name and unit
     number as arguments.  The path_id argument	is the CAM equivalent of a
     SCSI bus number.  It represents the logical bus number in the system.
     The flags should be flags suitable	for passing to open(2).	 As with
     cam_open_spec_device(), the device	argument is optional.

     cam_open_pass() takes as an argument the path of a	pass(4)	device to
     open.  No translation or lookup is	performed, so the path passed in must
     be	that of	a CAM pass(4) device.  The flags should	be flags suitable for
     passing to	open(2).  The device argument, as with cam_open_spec_device()
     and cam_open_btl(), should	be NULL	if the user wants the CAM library to
     allocate space for	the cam_device structure.  cam_close_device() frees
     the cam_device structure allocated	by one of the above open() calls, and
     closes the	file descriptor	to the passthrough device.  This routine
     should not	be called if the user allocated	space for the cam_device
     structure.	 Instead, the user should call cam_close_spec_device().

     cam_close_spec_device() merely closes the file descriptor opened in one
     of	the open() routines described above.  This function should be called
     when the cam_device structure was allocated by the	caller,	rather than
     the CAM library.

     cam_getccb() allocates a CCB using	malloc(3) and sets fields in the CCB
     header using values from the cam_device structure.

     cam_send_ccb() sends the given ccb	to the device described	in the
     cam_device	structure.

     cam_freeccb() frees CCBs allocated	by cam_getccb().

     cam_path_string() takes as	arguments a cam_device structure, and a	string
     with length len.  It creates a colon-terminated printing prefix string
     similar to	the ones used by the kernel.  e.g.: "(cd0:ahc1:0:4:0): ".
     cam_path_string() will place at most len-1	characters into	str.  The
     len'th character will be the terminating `\0'.

     cam_device_dup() operates in a fashion similar to strdup(3).  It allo-
     cates space for a cam_device structure and	copies the contents of the
     passed-in device structure	to the newly allocated structure.

     cam_device_copy() copies the src structure	to dst.

     cam_get_device() takes a path argument containing a string	with a device
     name followed by a	unit number.  It then breaks the string	down into a
     device name and unit number, and passes them back in dev_name and unit,
     respectively.  cam_get_device() can handle	strings	of the following
     forms, at least:


     cam_get_device() is provided as a convenience function for	applications
     that need to provide functionality	similar	to cam_open_device().

     cam_open_device(),	cam_open_spec_device(),	cam_open_btl(),	and
     cam_open_pass() return a pointer to a cam_device structure, or NULL if
     there was an error.

     cam_getccb() returns an allocated and partially initialized CCB, or NULL
     if	allocation of the CCB failed.

     cam_send_ccb() returns a value of -1 if an	error occurred,	and errno is
     set to indicate the error.

     cam_path_string() returns a filled	printing prefix	string as a conve-
     nience.  This is the same str that	is passed into cam_path_string().

     cam_device_dup() returns a	copy of	the device passed in, or NULL if an
     error occurred.

     cam_get_device() returns 0	for success, and -1 to indicate	failure.

     If	an error is returned from one of the base CAM library functions
     described here, the reason	for the	error is generally printed in the
     global string cam_errbuf which is CAM_ERRBUF_SIZE characters long.

     cam_cdbparse(3), pass(4), camcontrol(8)

     The CAM library first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

     Kenneth Merry <>

     cam_open_device() does not	check to see if	the path passed	in is a	sym-
     link to something.	 It also does not check	to see if the path passed in
     is	an actual pass(4) device.  The former would be rather easy to imple-
     ment, but the latter would	require	a definitive way to identify a device
     node as a pass(4) device.

     Some of the functions are possibly	mis-named or poorly named.

FreeBSD	10.1		       October 10, 1998			  FreeBSD 10.1


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