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BUS_ALLOC_RESOURCE(9)  FreeBSD Kernel Developer's Manual BUS_ALLOC_RESOURCE(9)

     bus_alloc_resource, bus_alloc_resource_any -- allocate resources from a
     parent bus

     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/bus.h>

     #include <machine/bus.h>
     #include <sys/rman.h>
     #include <machine/resource.h>

     struct resource *
     bus_alloc_resource(device_t dev, int type, int *rid, u_long start,
         u_long end, u_long count, u_int flags);

     struct resource *
     bus_alloc_resource_any(device_t dev, int type, int *rid, u_int flags);

     This is an easy interface to the resource-management functions.  It hides
     the indirection through the parent's method table.  This function gener-
     ally should be called in attach, but (except in some rare cases) never

     The bus_alloc_resource_any() function is a convenience wrapper for
     bus_alloc_resource().  It sets the values for start, end, and count to
     the default resource (see description of start below).

     The arguments are as follows:

     dev is the device that requests ownership of the resource.  Before allo-
     cation, the resource is owned by the parent bus.

     type is the type of resource you want to allocate.  It is one of:

     SYS_RES_IRQ     for IRQs

     SYS_RES_DRQ     for ISA DMA lines

     SYS_RES_IOPORT  for I/O ports

     SYS_RES_MEMORY  for I/O memory

     rid points to a bus specific handle that identifies the resource being
     allocated.  For ISA this is an index into an array of resources that have
     been setup for this device by either the PnP mechanism, or via the hints
     mechanism.  For PCCARD, similar things are used as of writing, but that
     may change in the future with newcard.  For PCI it just happens to be the
     offset into pci config space which has a word that describes the
     resource.  The bus methods are free to change the RIDs that they are
     given as a parameter.  You must not depend on the value you gave it ear-

     start and end are the start/end addresses of the resource.  If you spec-
     ify values of 0ul for start and ~0ul for end and 1 for count, the default
     values for the bus are calculated.

     count is the size of the resource.  For example, the size of an I/O port
     is usually 1 byte (but some devices override this).  If you specified the
     default values for start and end, then the default value of the bus is
     used if count is smaller than the default value and count is used, if it
     is bigger than the default value.

     flags sets the flags for the resource.  You can set one or more of these

     RF_ALLOCATED  resource has been reserved.  The resource still needs to be
                   activated with bus_activate_resource(9).

     RF_ACTIVE     activate resource atomically.

     RF_SHAREABLE  resource permits contemporaneous sharing.  It should always
                   be set unless you know that the resource cannot be shared.
                   It is the bus driver's task to filter out the flag if the
                   bus does not support sharing.  For example, pccard(4) can-
                   not share IRQs while cardbus(4) can.

     RF_TIMESHARE  resource permits time-division sharing.

     A pointer to struct resource is returned on success, a null pointer oth-

     This is some example code that allocates a 32 byte I/O port range and an
     IRQ.  The values of portid and irqid should be saved in the softc of the
     device after these calls.

             struct resource *portres, irqres;
             int portid, irqid;

             portid = 0;
             irqid = 0;
             portres = bus_alloc_resource(dev, SYS_RES_IOPORT, &portid,
                             0ul, ~0ul, 32, RF_ACTIVE);
             irqres = bus_alloc_resource_any(dev, SYS_RES_IRQ, &irqid,
                             RF_ACTIVE | RF_SHAREABLE);

     bus_activate_resource(9), bus_release_resource(9), device(9), driver(9)

     This manual page was written by Alexander Langer <>
     with parts by Warner Losh <>.

FreeBSD 6.2                      May 18, 2000                      FreeBSD 6.2


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