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IOKit iterates through all the potential matches from phase 2 and stores their probe scores. Finally, it considers the driver that returned the highest probe score to be the "best match" and proceeds to load and execute it. All drivers with lower scores get unloaded. From your other posts in this thread, it looks like you may have gotten past this part of your driver development. If nothing else, hopefully this helps clarify some points. If you have specific questions on this or on the meaning of the keys in the info. If there is some other specific question you'd like answered, let me know.
I'll monitor this thread for a while. Ah, I see you do have a specific question already posted.
I'll see what I can do to shed some light on the subject. An IOWorkLoop is a serialized thread context running within the kernel. The purpose of the IOWorkLoop is to serialize all access to your hardware so that you don't have race conditions. It also guarantees that all notable events for your driver get delivered in the order they were generated. Typically the way a modern driver works is that it performs some work in response to an interrupt being generated by the hardware. For example, a video driver will generate an interrupt when the raster hardware updates a visible pixel.
This is where you use the register information from your header file. You usually have a register name defined as some hex value which represents a memory offset in PCI space. The size of this range is 4K. Depending on how the data is laid out for your hardware, you may need the little endian or big endian versions of those methods.
So, use IOInterruptEventSource to name the entry points methods into your driver whenever the hardware generates an interrupt. Then register your IOInterruptEventSource with the IOWorkLoop so it gets called in the correct driver context when the kernel gives your driver some cycles to perform work.
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Make sense? Ask questions if any of this is still too fuzzy. Anyhow, to answer the UserClient question: A UserClient is a specific object that tracks a single connection to a user-space app. The UserClient will receive commands from the userside app, and keep track of any resources the app has taken to clean them up properly if the app misbehaves.
One very important point: The mach kernel is heavily multithreaded. You should assume that each of the UserClients are running in different threads, and thus they simply cannot call the Driver's functions without some kind of synchronization. Thanks a lot for replying cremes. Thanks frogblast for your lucid explanation of user clients. I appreciate it. So far, this is how the driver file looks like- Please let me know if this seems aright to you.
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Without this line, ioreg would show! Required methods of the driver can be either implemented in probe method or the start method of the driver. I do have all the required methods in C language for the linux version of the driver. Now, all the methods that are implemented in. Please let me know. You will never be late in answering my questions even if you take couple of days.
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I have been assigned this daunting task of getting our Linux driver on Mac. Thanks a million. Regards, Dinesh. Dinesh, it probably makes sense to back up for just a minute here and determine how much you know about writing drivers for the linux platform.
My earlier response assumed you didn't know anything, so I tried to explain details that might be obvious to you. I don't want to waste your time if you are already a linux driver guru and all you really need is a make to map concepts from linux to IOKit. Is this your first driver on any platform or are you an experienced linux driver writer? Well cremes, I am not certainly a guru.source url
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But, I know writing Linux device drivers to an extent. Though I have never written device drivers on any platform from the scratch. But, I have debugged a Linux device driver and had to go through the entire code first. That's all the knowledge that I have.
But, I do know Linux kernel programming more than device driver writing. I do know the steps that are needed to write a device driver. Like as I said, I do have the Linux source code for the same card with me if that's going to help in anyway. You could explain to me taking me as an intermediate level device driver writer. Perhaps, I could at the end compile all the posts and create a simple tutorial to help others. I sincerely appreciate taking your time off to help me out with this. Dinesh, thanks for clarifying. This will make it easier to explain things now that I have some idea of your knowledge level.
Looking at your code, I would suggest a couple of things. Before taking any of this advice, see the bottom of this post. This will ease referencing them so you don't have to pass them around as method arguments. You don't need the copyGlobalMemory method. If you take my advice in 1, then you'll have this value set when start gets called. Pick one. I highly recommend looking through the Darwin sources at opendarwin. You might be able to find a driver that does something similar to what you need. Then use that driver as a foundation to build your own.
If you can explain a bit more what your PCI board does then maybe I can point you at a good example of a working driver from which you can learn. Is it a video output card or a video capture board? Thanks cremes for your reply. I have now made the changes that you suggested.
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I actually was trying to print out all the physicalAddress and getLength to see if it is accurate. This is because, strangely, all of our new cards don't work on this G4 Mac. When I insert those cards, Mac boots but there is no display.
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But, I will not bother you with that problem. I will leave that out to the hardware engineer and the firmware guy to decide. Based on somebody else's suggestions, I was looking at opendarwin's 3ware driver using cvsweb. Do you think, 3ware is the right way to go?