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NAMEdevice_get_softc - access driver private instance variables
SYNOPSISIn sys/param.h In sys/bus.h Ft void * Fn device_get_softc device_t dev
DESCRIPTIONReturn the driver-specific software context of Fa dev . The softc is automatically allocated and zeroed when the device is attached. The softc is also initialized and present when a device is probed, but is subject to caveats as described in DEVICE_PROBE9. The size of the allocation is determined by the device's Vt driver_t information used to define the driver. The softc typically encapsulates the state of this instance of the device.
Driver writers are discouraged from using their own softc management mechanisms. Driver writers should not copy such mechanisms found in drivers in the tree that predate this function.