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NG_UBT(4)                BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                NG_UBT(4)

     ng_ubt -- Netgraph node type that is also a driver for Bluetooth USB

     #include <&lt;sys/types.h>&gt;
     #include <&lt;netgraph/bluetooth/include/ng_ubt.h>&gt;

     The ubt node type is both a persistent Netgraph node type and a driver
     for Bluetooth USB devices.  It implements a Bluetooth USB transport layer
     as per chapter H2 of the Bluetooth Specification Book v1.1.  A new node
     is created when a supported USB device is plugged in.

     The node has a single hook called hook.  Incoming bytes received on the
     device are re-assembled into HCI frames (according to the length).  Full
     HCI frames are sent out on the hook.  The node will add a HCI frame indi-
     cator if the device did not send it.  HCI frames received on hook are
     transmitted out.  The node will drop the HCI frame indicator unless the
     device requires it to be present.

     The ng_ubt driver supports all Bluetooth USB devices that conform with
     the Bluetooth specification v1.1, including:

     o   3Com 3CREB96
     o   AIPTEK BR0R02
     o   EPoX BT-DG02
     o   Mitsumi Bluetooth USB adapter
     o   MSI MS-6967
     o   TDK Bluetooth USB adapter

     This node type supports the following hooks:

     hook    single HCI frame contained in a single mbuf structure.

     This node type supports the generic control messages, plus the following:

             Returns an integer containing the current debug level for the

             This command takes an integer argument and sets the current debug
             level for the node.

             This command takes a parameter that specifies the queue number
             and returns the current maximal length of the queue for the node.

             This command takes two parameters that specify the queue number
             and the maximum length of the queue and sets the maximal length
             of the queue for the node.

             Returns various statistic information for the node, such as: num-
             ber of bytes (frames) sent, number of bytes (frames) received and
             number of input (output) errors.

             Reset all statistic counters to zero.

             This command takes a single integer parameter.  If the parame-
             ter's value is not zero, then the driver will create device nodes
             for the control, interrupt, bulk-in and bulk-out endpoints.  If
             the parameter's value is zero, then the driver will destroy the
             device nodes for the endpoints.  The device nodes interface is
             mutually exclusive with the Netgraph interface.

     The ubt driver can create or destroy endpoint device nodes on request.
     This feature can be used to implement an external firmware download util-

     Control transfers can only happen on the control endpoint which is always
     endpoint 0.  Control requests are issued by ioctl(2) calls.

     Only incoming transfers are supported on an interrupt endpoint.  To per-
     form I/O on an interrupt endpoint, read(2) should be used.  All I/O oper-
     ations on an interrupt endpoint are unbuffered.

     The bulk transfers can be in or out depending on the endpoint.  To per-
     form I/O on a bulk endpoint, read(2) and write(2) should be used.  All
     I/O operations on a bulk endpoint are unbuffered.

     The control endpoint (endpoint 0) handles the following ioctl(2) calls:

     USB_GET_DEVICE_DESC (usb_device_descriptor_t)
             Return the device descriptor.

     USB_GET_STRING_DESC (struct usb_string_desc)
             Get a string descriptor for the given language ID and string

             struct usb_string_desc {
                     int                     string_index;
                     int                     language_id;
                     usb_string_descriptor_t desc;

     USB_DO_REQUEST (struct usb_ctl_request)
             Send a USB request to the device on the control endpoint.  Any
             data sent to/from the device is located at data.  The size of the
             transferred data is determined from the request.  The addr field
             is ignored in this call.  The flags field can be used to flag
             that the request is allowed to be shorter than the requested
             size, and the actlen will contain the actual size on completion.

             struct usb_ctl_request {
                     int                  addr;
                     usb_device_request_t request;
                     void                 *data;
                     int                  flags;
             #define USBD_SHORT_XFER_OK   0x04    /* allow short reads */
                     int                  actlen; /* actual length transferred */
             This is a dangerous operation in that it can perform arbitrary
             operations on the device.  Some of the most dangerous (e.g.,
             changing the device address) are not allowed.

     USB_GET_DEVICEINFO (struct usb_device_info)
             Get an information summary for the device.  This call will not
             issue any USB transactions.

     This node shuts down when the corresponding USB device is un-plugged.

     Isochronous USB transfers are broken.  This means that the USB device
     will not be able to transfer SCO data (voice).  USB interrupt transfers
     are implemented as bulk-in transfers (not really a bug).

     /dev/ubtN.EE  Endpoint EE of device N.

     netgraph(4), ugen(4), usb(4), ngctl(8)

     The ubt node type was implemented in FreeBSD 5.0.

     Maksim Yevmenkin <m_evmenkinATyahoo.com>

BSD                           September 13, 2004                           BSD