Returns an ID for the registry entry that is global to all tasks.
- macOS 10.6+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+Beta
The registry entry handle whose ID to look up.
A kern_return_t error code.
The entry ID returned by IORegistryEntryGetRegistryEntryID can be used to identify a registry entry across all tasks. A registry entry may be looked up by its entryID by creating a matching dictionary with IORegistryEntryIDMatching() to be used with the IOKit matching functions. The ID is valid only until the machine reboots.
Create a matching dictionary that specifies an IOService match based on BSD device name.
Creates and returns a mach port suitable for receiving IOKit messages of the specified type.
Returns the mach port used to initiate communication with IOKit.
Creates and returns a notification object for receiving IOKit notifications of new devices or state changes.
Returns kernel retain count of an IOKit object. Identical to IOObjectGetKernelRetainCount() but available prior to Mac OS 10.6.
Checks two object handles to see if they represent the same kernel object.
Retains an object handle previously returned by IOKitLib.
Look up registered IOService objects that match a matching dictionary, and install a notification request of new IOServices that match.
Close a connection to an IOService and destroy the connect handle.
Create a matching dictionary that specifies an IOService class match.
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