Module libvirt-nodedev from libvirt

Provides APIs for the management of nodedevs

Table of Contents

Macros

#define VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CALLBACK

Types

typedef enum virConnectListAllNodeDeviceFlags
typedef struct _virNodeDevice virNodeDevice
typedef enum virNodeDeviceEventID
typedef enum virNodeDeviceEventLifecycleType
typedef virNodeDevice * virNodeDevicePtr

Functions

int	virConnectListAllNodeDevices	(virConnectPtr conn, 
virNodeDevicePtr ** devices,
unsigned int flags) int virConnectNodeDeviceEventDeregisterAny (virConnectPtr conn,
int callbackID) typedef virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback void virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback (virConnectPtr conn,
virNodeDevicePtr dev,
void * opaque) typedef virConnectNodeDeviceEventLifecycleCallback void virConnectNodeDeviceEventLifecycleCallback (virConnectPtr conn,
virNodeDevicePtr dev,
int event,
int detail,
void * opaque) int virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny (virConnectPtr conn,
virNodeDevicePtr dev,
int eventID,
virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback cb,
void * opaque,
virFreeCallback freecb) virNodeDevicePtr virNodeDeviceCreateXML (virConnectPtr conn,
const char * xmlDesc,
unsigned int flags) int virNodeDeviceDestroy (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeDeviceDetachFlags (virNodeDevicePtr dev,
const char * driverName,
unsigned int flags) int virNodeDeviceDettach (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeDeviceFree (virNodeDevicePtr dev) const char * virNodeDeviceGetName (virNodeDevicePtr dev) const char * virNodeDeviceGetParent (virNodeDevicePtr dev) char * virNodeDeviceGetXMLDesc (virNodeDevicePtr dev,
unsigned int flags) int virNodeDeviceListCaps (virNodeDevicePtr dev,
char ** const names,
int maxnames) virNodeDevicePtr virNodeDeviceLookupByName (virConnectPtr conn,
const char * name) virNodeDevicePtr virNodeDeviceLookupSCSIHostByWWN (virConnectPtr conn,
const char * wwnn,
const char * wwpn,
unsigned int flags) int virNodeDeviceNumOfCaps (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeDeviceReAttach (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeDeviceRef (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeDeviceReset (virNodeDevicePtr dev) int virNodeListDevices (virConnectPtr conn,
const char * cap,
char ** const names,
int maxnames,
unsigned int flags) int virNodeNumOfDevices (virConnectPtr conn,
const char * cap,
unsigned int flags)

Description

Macros

VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CALLBACK

#define VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CALLBACK

Used to cast the event specific callback into the generic one for use for virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny()

Types

virConnectListAllNodeDeviceFlags

virNodeDevice

struct virNodeDevice {
The content of this structure is not made public by the API
}

virNodeDeviceEventID

enum virNodeDeviceEventID {
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_ID_LIFECYCLE = 0
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_ID_UPDATE = 1
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_ID_LAST = 2
NB: this enum value will increase over time as new events are added to the libvirt API. It reflects the last event ID supported by this version of the libvirt API.
}

virNodeDeviceEventLifecycleType

enum virNodeDeviceEventLifecycleType {
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CREATED = 0
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_DELETED = 1
VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_LAST = 2
}

Functions

virConnectListAllNodeDevices

int	virConnectListAllNodeDevices	(virConnectPtr conn,
					 virNodeDevicePtr ** devices,
					 unsigned int flags)

Collect the list of node devices, and allocate an array to store those objects.

Normally, all node devices are returned; however, @flags can be used to filter the results for a smaller list of targeted node devices. The valid flags are divided into groups, where each group contains bits that describe mutually exclusive attributes of a node device, and where all bits within a group describe all possible node devices.

Only one group of the @flags is provided to filter the node devices by capability type, flags include: VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_SYSTEM VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_PCI_DEV VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_USB_DEV VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_USB_INTERFACE VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_NET VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_SCSI_HOST VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_SCSI_TARGET VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_SCSI VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_STORAGE VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_FC_HOST VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_VPORTS VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_SCSI_GENERIC VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_DRM VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_MDEV_TYPES VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_MDEV VIR_CONNECT_LIST_NODE_DEVICES_CAP_CCW_DEV

conn
Pointer to the hypervisor connection.
devices
Pointer to a variable to store the array containing the node device objects or NULL if the list is not required (just returns number of node devices).
flags
bitwise-OR of virConnectListAllNodeDevices.
Returns
the number of node devices found or -1 and sets @devices to NULL in case of error. On success, the array stored into @devices is guaranteed to have an extra allocated element set to NULL but not included in the return count, to make iteration easier. The caller is responsible for calling virNodeDeviceFree() on each array element, then calling free() on @devices.

virConnectNodeDeviceEventDeregisterAny

int	virConnectNodeDeviceEventDeregisterAny	(virConnectPtr conn,
						 int callbackID)

Removes an event callback. The callbackID parameter should be the value obtained from a previous virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny() method.

conn
pointer to the connection
callbackID
the callback identifier
Returns
0 on success, -1 on failure.

virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback

typedef void	(*virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback)	(virConnectPtr conn,
							 virNodeDevicePtr dev,
							 void * opaque)

A generic node device event callback handler, for use with virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny(). Specific events usually have a customization with extra parameters, often with @opaque being passed in a different parameter position; use VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CALLBACK() when registering an appropriate handler.

conn
the connection pointer
dev
the node device pointer
opaque
application specified data

virConnectNodeDeviceEventLifecycleCallback

typedef void	(*virConnectNodeDeviceEventLifecycleCallback)	(virConnectPtr conn,
							 virNodeDevicePtr dev,
							 int event,
							 int detail,
							 void * opaque)

This callback is called when a node device lifecycle action is performed, like added or removed.

The callback signature to use when registering for an event of type VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_ID_LIFECYCLE with virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny()

conn
connection object
dev
node device on which the event occurred
event
The specific virNodeDeviceEventLifeCycleType which occurred
detail
contains some details on the reason of the event.
opaque
application specified data

virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny

int	virConnectNodeDeviceEventRegisterAny	(virConnectPtr conn,
						 virNodeDevicePtr dev,
						 int eventID,
						 virConnectNodeDeviceEventGenericCallback cb,
						 void * opaque,
						 virFreeCallback freecb)

Adds a callback to receive notifications of arbitrary node device events occurring on a node device. This function requires that an event loop has been previously registered with virEventRegisterImpl() or virEventRegisterDefaultImpl().

If @dev is NULL, then events will be monitored for any node device. If @dev is non-NULL, then only the specific node device will be monitored.

Most types of events have a callback providing a custom set of parameters for the event. When registering an event, it is thus necessary to use the VIR_NODE_DEVICE_EVENT_CALLBACK() macro to cast the supplied function pointer to match the signature of this method.

The virNodeDevicePtr object handle passed into the callback upon delivery of an event is only valid for the duration of execution of the callback. If the callback wishes to keep the node device object after the callback returns, it shall take a reference to it, by calling virNodeDeviceRef(). The reference can be released once the object is no longer required by calling virNodeDeviceFree().

The return value from this method is a positive integer identifier for the callback. To unregister a callback, this callback ID should be passed to the virConnectNodeDeviceEventDeregisterAny() method.

conn
pointer to the connection
dev
pointer to the node device
eventID
the event type to receive
cb
callback to the function handling node device events
opaque
opaque data to pass on to the callback
freecb
optional function to deallocate opaque when not used anymore
Returns
a callback identifier on success, -1 on failure.

virNodeDeviceCreateXML

virNodeDevicePtr	virNodeDeviceCreateXML	(virConnectPtr conn,
						 const char * xmlDesc,
						 unsigned int flags)

Create a new device on the VM host machine, for example, virtual HBAs created using vport_create.

virNodeDeviceFree should be used to free the resources after the node device object is no longer needed.

conn
pointer to the hypervisor connection
xmlDesc
string containing an XML description of the device to be created
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
a node device object if successful, NULL in case of failure

virNodeDeviceDestroy

int	virNodeDeviceDestroy		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Destroy the device object. The virtual device (only works for vHBA currently) is removed from the host operating system. This function may require privileged access.

dev
a device object
Returns
0 in case of success and -1 in case of failure.

virNodeDeviceDetachFlags

int	virNodeDeviceDetachFlags	(virNodeDevicePtr dev,
					 const char * driverName,
					 unsigned int flags)

Detach the node device from the node itself so that it may be assigned to a guest domain.

Depending on the hypervisor, this may involve operations such as unbinding any device drivers from the device, binding the device to a dummy device driver and resetting the device. Different backend drivers expect the device to be bound to different dummy devices. For example, QEMU's "kvm" backend driver (the default) expects the device to be bound to "pci-stub", but its "vfio" backend driver expects the device to be bound to "vfio-pci".

If the device is currently in use by the node, this method may fail.

Once the device is not assigned to any guest, it may be re-attached to the node using the virNodeDeviceReAttach() method.

dev
pointer to the node device
driverName
name of backend driver that will be used for later device assignment to a domain. NULL means "use the hypervisor default driver"
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
0 in case of success, -1 in case of failure.

virNodeDeviceDettach

int	virNodeDeviceDettach		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Dettach the node device from the node itself so that it may be assigned to a guest domain.

Depending on the hypervisor, this may involve operations such as unbinding any device drivers from the device, binding the device to a dummy device driver and resetting the device.

If the device is currently in use by the node, this method may fail.

Once the device is not assigned to any guest, it may be re-attached to the node using the virNodeDeviceReattach() method.

If the caller needs control over which backend driver will be used during PCI device assignment (to use something other than the default, for example VFIO), the newer virNodeDeviceDetachFlags() API should be used instead.

dev
pointer to the node device
Returns
0 in case of success, -1 in case of failure.

virNodeDeviceFree

int	virNodeDeviceFree		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Drops a reference to the node device, freeing it if this was the last reference.

dev
pointer to the node device
Returns
the 0 for success, -1 for error.

virNodeDeviceGetName

const char *	virNodeDeviceGetName	(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Just return the device name

dev
the device
Returns
the device name or NULL in case of error

virNodeDeviceGetParent

const char *	virNodeDeviceGetParent	(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Accessor for the parent of the device

dev
the device
Returns
the name of the device's parent, or NULL if an error occurred or when the device has no parent.

virNodeDeviceGetXMLDesc

char *	virNodeDeviceGetXMLDesc		(virNodeDevicePtr dev,
					 unsigned int flags)

Fetch an XML document describing all aspects of the device.

dev
pointer to the node device
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
the XML document, or NULL on error

virNodeDeviceListCaps

int	virNodeDeviceListCaps		(virNodeDevicePtr dev,
					 char ** const names,
					 int maxnames)

Lists the names of the capabilities supported by the device.

dev
the device
names
array to collect the list of capability names
maxnames
size of @names
Returns
the number of capability names listed in @names or -1 in case of error.

virNodeDeviceLookupByName

virNodeDevicePtr	virNodeDeviceLookupByName	(virConnectPtr conn,
							 const char * name)

Lookup a node device by its name.

virNodeDeviceFree should be used to free the resources after the node device object is no longer needed.

conn
pointer to the hypervisor connection
name
unique device name
Returns
a virNodeDevicePtr if found, NULL otherwise.

virNodeDeviceLookupSCSIHostByWWN

virNodeDevicePtr	virNodeDeviceLookupSCSIHostByWWN	(virConnectPtr conn,
							 const char * wwnn,
							 const char * wwpn,
							 unsigned int flags)

Lookup SCSI Host which is capable with 'fc_host' by its WWNN and WWPN.

virNodeDeviceFree should be used to free the resources after the node device object is no longer needed.

conn
pointer to the hypervisor connection
wwnn
WWNN of the SCSI Host.
wwpn
WWPN of the SCSI Host.
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
a virNodeDevicePtr if found, NULL otherwise.

virNodeDeviceNumOfCaps

int	virNodeDeviceNumOfCaps		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Accessor for the number of capabilities supported by the device.

dev
the device
Returns
the number of capabilities supported by the device or -1 in case of error.

virNodeDeviceReAttach

int	virNodeDeviceReAttach		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Re-attach a previously detached node device to the node so that it may be used by the node again.

Depending on the hypervisor, this may involve operations such as resetting the device, unbinding it from a dummy device driver and binding it to its appropriate driver.

If the device is currently in use by a guest, this method may fail.

dev
pointer to the node device
Returns
0 in case of success, -1 in case of failure.

virNodeDeviceRef

int	virNodeDeviceRef		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Increment the reference count on the dev. For each additional call to this method, there shall be a corresponding call to virNodeDeviceFree to release the reference count, once the caller no longer needs the reference to this object.

This method is typically useful for applications where multiple threads are using a connection, and it is required that the connection remain open until all threads have finished using it. ie, each new thread using a dev would increment the reference count.

dev
the dev to hold a reference on
Returns
0 in case of success, -1 in case of failure.

virNodeDeviceReset

int	virNodeDeviceReset		(virNodeDevicePtr dev)

Reset a previously detached node device to the node before or after assigning it to a guest.

The exact reset semantics depends on the hypervisor and device type but, for example, KVM will attempt to reset PCI devices with a Function Level Reset, Secondary Bus Reset or a Power Management D-State reset.

If the reset will affect other devices which are currently in use, this function may fail.

dev
pointer to the node device
Returns
0 in case of success, -1 in case of failure.

virNodeListDevices

int	virNodeListDevices		(virConnectPtr conn,
					 const char * cap,
					 char ** const names,
					 int maxnames,
					 unsigned int flags)

Collect the list of node devices, and store their names in @names

For more control over the results, see virConnectListAllNodeDevices().

If the optional 'cap' argument is non-NULL, then the count will be restricted to devices with the specified capability

conn
pointer to the hypervisor connection
cap
capability name
names
array to collect the list of node device names
maxnames
size of @names
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
the number of node devices found or -1 in case of error

virNodeNumOfDevices

int	virNodeNumOfDevices		(virConnectPtr conn,
					 const char * cap,
					 unsigned int flags)

Provides the number of node devices.

If the optional 'cap' argument is non-NULL, then the count will be restricted to devices with the specified capability

conn
pointer to the hypervisor connection
cap
capability name
flags
extra flags; not used yet, so callers should always pass 0
Returns
the number of node devices or -1 in case of error