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service_provider.conf(4)         File Formats         service_provider.conf(4)



NAME
       service_provider.conf - service provider configuration file

SYNOPSIS
       service_provider.conf

DESCRIPTION
       service_provider.conf  contains  information about the device type that
       the service provider supports. This information includes  the  pathname
       of  the service provider library, the library version and other library
       characteristics that are required by the system administrative command,
       datadm(1M). datadm(1M) puts this information in the DAT static register
       file, dat.conf(4).

       The datadm program enumerates each device entry into a list  of  inter-
       face  adapters, that is, interfaces to external network that are avail-
       able to uDAPL  consumers.  This  new  list  of  interface  adapters  is
       appended to other service providers' information in the DAT static reg-
       istry, dat.conf. You can do this is you invoke the datadm program  with
       the -a option and the pathname of the service_provider.conf file.

       Each entry in the service_provider.conf is a single line of 7 fields.

       The  following shows the order of the fields in a service_provider.conf
       entry:

       "driver_name" "API_version" "threadsafe_library | nonthreadsafe_library"\
       "default_version | nondefault_version" "service_provider_library_pathname"\
       "service_provider_version" "service_provider_instance_data"\


       The fields are defined as follows:

       driver_name

           Specifies a driver name in the format  of  driver_name=value  pair,
           for example, driver_name=tavor.



       API_version

           Specifies the API version of the service provide library: For exam-
           ple, "u"major.minor is u1.2.



       threadsafe_library | nonthreadsafe_librar

           Specifies a threadsafe or non-threadsafe library.



       default_version | nondefault_version

           Specifies a default or non-default version of  library.  A  service
           provider can offer several versions of the library. If so, one ver-
           sion is designated as default with the rest as nondefault.



       service_provider_library_pathname

           Specifies the pathname of the library image.



       service_provider_version

           Specifies the version of the service provider. By convention, spec-
           ify  the  company stock symbol as the service provider, followed by
           major and minor version numbers, for example, SUNW1.0.



       service_provider_instance_data

           Specifies the service provider instance data.



EXAMPLES
       Example 1: Using a Logical Device Name

       The following example service_provider.conf entry uses a logical device
       name:

       #
       # Sample service_provider.conf entry showing an uDAPL 1.2 service
       # provider, udapl_tavor.so.1 supporting a device with a driver named tavor
       #
       driver_name=tavor u1.2 nonthreadsafe default udapl_tavor.so.1 SUNW.1.0 ""


       Example 2: Using a Physical Device Name

       The  following  example  service_provider.conf  uses  a physical device
       name:

       #
       # Sample service_provider.conf entry showing an uDAPL 1.2
       # service provider, udapl_tavor.so.1 supporting a device named
       # pci15b3,5a44 that can be located under /devices
       #
       pci15b3,5a44 u1.2 nonthreadsafe default /usr/lib/tavor/udapl_tavor.so.1
       SUNWudaplt1.0 ""


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilityEvolving


SEE ALSO
       datadm(1M), dat.conf(4), attributes(5)



SunOS 5.10                        18 Jun 2004         service_provider.conf(4)