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PCCARDD(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    PCCARDD(8)

NAME
     pccardd --	PC-CARD	(PCMCIA) management daemon

SYNOPSIS
     pccardd [-d] [-v] [-x] [-z] [-i IRQ] [-I] [-f configfile] [-s socket]

DESCRIPTION
     The pccardd utility is normally started at	boot time, and manages the
     insertion and removal of PC-CARD cards.

     When started, pccardd will	read the configuration file (default name
     /etc/defaults/pccard.conf which includes /etc/pccard.conf as the user
     configuration file) and scans the available PC-CARD slots for cards.  The
     pccardd utility then waits	for card events, such as the insertion of a
     new card or the removal of	a card.

     When a card is inserted, the following actions are	taken:

     1.	  The kernel driver detects the	card insertion and applies power to
	  the card.

     2.	  The pccardd utility reads the	CIS data from the attribute memory of
	  the card, and	uses the manufacturer name and card version to match
	  the card description in the configuration file.

     3.	  Once matched,	a driver is allocated.

     4.	  Once a free driver and device	instance is located, pccardd will (if
	  required) allocate resources such as an ISA memory block and
	  Input/Output ports from a common pool.

     5.	  The PC-CARD slot is configured with the I/O and memory contexts
	  allocated, and the kernel driver is attached to this card.

     6.	  If the attach	succeeds, then specific	shell commands may be executed
	  to configure the device, such	as ifconfig(8) to set up a network
	  interface.  Separate commands	may be specified for each card,	driver
	  or device, and are executed in that order.

     When pccardd detects that a card has been removed,	the following sequence
     occurs:

     1.	  The shell commands associated	with card removal are executed.	 These
	  are intended to reset	any device associated with the removed card.
	  Separate commands may	exist for card,	driver and device instances.

     2.	  The PC-CARD slot resources are freed.

     Once a card/driver	instance is configured,	the resources bound to that
     instance are remembered, and if the card is removed and reinserted, the
     same driver is allocated.	The reasons are	mostly historical.

     SIGHUP causes pccardd to reload the configuration files.

     The start options understood by pccardd are:

     -d	     Do	not run	as a daemon, but run in	the foreground and display
	     error messages.

     -v	     After reading the configuration file, print out a summary of it.

     -x	     Exits immediately after the cards have been probed	and attached.
	     This is primarily useful in embedded applications where it	is
	     desirable to use pccardd to start PC-CARD devices but prohibitive
	     memory-wise to leave the pccardd process running.

     -z	     Delays running as a daemon	until after the	cards have been	probed
	     and attached.

     -I	     Don't get a list of free IRQs from	kernel.

     -i	IRQ  Configures	an available IRQ.  It overrides	the "irq" line in
	     /etc/defaults/pccard.conf and /etc/pccard.conf.

     -f	configfile
	     Specifies a different configuration file to be used in placed of
	     the default file /etc/defaults/pccard.conf.  The file format is
	     detailed in pccard.conf(5), and lists the PC-CARD cards recog-
	     nized by pccardd, and the kernel drivers and devices that are
	     used to interface to the card.

     -s	socket
	     Specifies a path to a control socket.  The	default	is
	     /var/tmp/.pccardd.

FILES
     /etc/defaults/pccard.conf	default	configuration file
     /etc/pccard.conf		user configuration file
     /var/tmp/.pccardd		default	control	socket
     /var/run/pccardd.pid	process	id of the currently running pccardd

SEE ALSO
     pccard.conf(5), ifconfig(8)

AUTHORS
     Developed by Andrew McRae <andrew@mega.com.au>.

BUGS
     The pccardd utility can set up card parameters, but cannot	guarantee that
     particular	drivers	can work with the card.

     Removing cards may	cause problems if system resources have	been associ-
     ated with the card, such as network mounted file systems.

FreeBSD	10.1		       November	1, 1994			  FreeBSD 10.1

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