Dagobert Michelsen

NAME

Solaris::DeviceTree - Perl interface to the Solaris devicetree

SYNOPSIS

  use Solaris::DeviceTree

Construction and destruction:

  $devtree = Solaris::DeviceTree->new
  $devtree = Solaris::DeviceTree->new( use => [ qw( libdevinfo path_to_inst filesystem ) ] )
  $devtree->DESTROY

Tree traversal:

  @children = $devtree->child_nodes
  @siblings = $devtree->sibling_nodes
  $node = $node->parent_node
  $root = $node->root_node

Methods concerning tree merging:

  @sources = $node->sources

Data access methods:

  $path = $node->devfs_path
  $instance = $devtree->instance
  $id = $node->nodeid
  @compat_names = $devtree->compatible_names
  ...

DESCRIPTION

The Solaris::DeviceTree module implements the Solaris::DeviceTree::Node interface to access the Solaris device tree in a unified view from multiple data sources. The devicetree is presented as a hierarchical collection of nodes. The information is collected from the kernel via access to libdevinfo, the contents of the file /etc/path_to_inst and the filesystem entries below /dev and /devices. Each node contains the unified information from the data sources configured during object construction.

EXAMPLES

  use Solaris::DeviceTree;

  my $t = Solaris::DeviceTree->new( use => [ qw( path_to_inst ) ] );
  my @nodes = ( $t );
  while( @nodes > 0 ) {
    my $node = shift @nodes;
    print $node->devfs_path, "\n";
    unshift @nodes, $node->child_nodes;
  }

AUTHOR

Copyright 1999-2003 Dagobert Michelsen.

SEE ALSO

Solaris::DeviceTree::PathToInst, Solaris::DeviceTree::Filesystem, Solaris::DeviceTree::Libdevinfo.