pckt - STREAMS Packet Mode module
int ioctl( fd, I_PUSH, "pckt");
pckt is a STREAMS module that may be used with a pseudo ter-
minal to packetize certain messages. The pckt module should
be pushed (see I_PUSH on streamio(7I)) onto the master
side of a pseudo terminal.
Packetizing is performed by prefixing a message with an
M_PROTO message. The original message type is stored in the
1 byte data portion of the M_PROTO message.
On the read-side, only the M_PROTO, M_PCPROTO, M_STOP,
M_START, M_STOPI, M_STARTI,
M_IOCTL, M_DATA, M_FLUSH, and M_READ messages are packet-
ized. All other message types are passed upstream unmodi-
Since all unread state information is held in the master's
stream head read queue, flushing of this queue is disabled.
On the write-side, all messages are sent down unmodified.
With this module in place, all reads from the master side of
the pseudo terminal should be performed with the getmsg(2)
or getpmsg() function. The control part of the message con-
tains the message type. The data part contains the actual
data associated with that message type. The onus is on the
application to separate the data into its component parts.
getmsg(2), ioctl(2), ldterm(7M), ptem(7M), streamio(7I),
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