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AIX Version 4.3 Communications Technical Reference, Volume 1



Directs the data link service (DLS) provider to return statistics to the DLS user.


The message consists of one M_PROTO message block, which contains the following structure:

typedef struct 
   ulong dl_primitive;
} dl_get_statistics_req_t;

The dl_get_statistics_req_t structure is defined in /usr/include/sys/dlpi.h.


The DL_GET_STATISTICS_REQ primitive directs the DLS provider to return statistics.


dl_primitive Specifies the DL_GET_STATISTICS_REQ primitive.


Valid The primitive is valid in any attached state in which a local acknowledgment is not pending.
New The resulting state is unchanged.


Successful The DL_GET_STATISTICS_ACK primitive is sent to the DLS user.
Unsuccessful The DL_ERROR_ACK primitive is returned to the DLS user.

Error Codes

DL_NOTSUPPORTED Indicates the primitive is known but not supported by the DLS provider.
DL_SYSERR Indicates a system error. The DL_ERROR_ACK primitive indicates the error.

Implementation Specifics

This primitive is part of Base Operating System (BOS) Runtime.

Related Information

The DL_GET_STATISTICS_ACK primitive, DL_ERROR_ACK primitive.

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