Drivers for Network Devices
Solaris network drivers are STREAMS-based. These types of drivers are covered in depth
in the STREAMS Programming Guide. This chapter discusses the Generic LAN driver (GLD), which
is a kernel module encapsulating features common to most network drivers. The GLD
implements much of the STREAMS and Data Link Provider Interface (DLPI) functionality for
a Solaris network driver.
The GLD module is available for Solaris network drivers for the SPARC platform
and for both 32-bit and 64-bit x86 platforms.
This chapter provides information on the following subjects:
For more information on GLDs, see the gld(7D), dlpi(7P), gld(9E), gld(9F), gld_mac_info(9S),
and gld_stats(9S) man pages.