Provides the means to issue an Integrated Device Electronics (IDE) IDE Start Unit command to a selected IDE ATAPI device.
The IDEIOSTUNIT operation allows the caller to issue an IDE Start Unit command to a selected IDE device. This command can be used by system management routines to aid in configuration of IDE devices. For the IDEIOSTUNIT operation, the arg parameter operation is the address of an ide_startunit structure. This structure is defined in the /usr/include/sys/ide.h file.
The ide_startunit structure allows the caller to specify the IDE device ID of the device on the IDE adapter that is to be started.
The start_flag field in the parameter block allows the caller to indicate the start option to the IDEIOSTUNIT operation. When the start_flag field is set to TRUE, the logical unit is to be made ready for use. When FALSE, the logical unit is to be stopped.
Note: The IDE adapter device driver performs normal error-recovery procedures during execution of the IDEIOSTUNIT operation.
When completed successfully, the IDEIOSTUNIT operation returns a value of 0. Otherwise, a value of -1 is returned and the errno global variable is set to 1 of the following values:
|EFAULT||Indicates that a bad copy between kernel and user space occurred.|
|EINVAL||Indicates that an IDEIOSTART command was not issued prior to this command.|
|EIO||Indicates that an unrecoverable I/O error has occurred. If EIO is received, the caller should retry this command at least once, as the first command may have cleared an error condition with the device. In case of an unrecovered error, the adapter error-status information is logged in the system error log.|
|ENOCONNECT||Indicates that a bus fault has occurred. Generally the IDE adapter device driver cannot determine which device caused the IDE bus fault, so this error is not logged.|
|ENODEV||Indicates that no IDE device responded to the requested IDE device ID. This condition is not necessarily an error and is not logged.|
|ENOMEM||Indicates insufficient memory is available to complete the command.|
|ETIMEDOUT||Indicates that the device did not respond with status before the internal command time-out value expired. If ETIMEDOUT is received, the caller should retry this command at least once, as the first command may have cleared an error condition with the device. This error is logged in the system error log.|
|/dev/ide0, /dev/ide1,..., /dev/iden||Provide an interface to allow IDE device drivers to access IDE devices or adapters.|
idedisk IDE device driver or idecdrom IDE device driver.