span_types − set DAHDI spans properties before registration (E1/T1)
span_types <list|dumpconfig|set> [devpath [devpath ...]]
The span type (E1/T1/J1) must be set to a span before registering it with DAHDI, as E1 spans use more channels. span_types applies the span type configuration to an unregistered span.
Using it only makes sense when the kernel module parameter dahdi.auto_assign_span is unset, otherwise the DAHDI spans register automatically.
span_types takes a command and an optional list of devices. If no device is given, the command is applied to all devices.
The device is marked as a path in the SysFS tree.
Reads settings from span-types.conf and applies them to the device(s) specified in the command line (or all devices, if none specified).
List types for all spans in the system which may be set with span_types (E1/T1/J1 spans).
List types for the spans in a format fit to be used in span-types.conf. Use this to generate a configuration file after you have (perhaps manually) set all existing spans.
dahdi_genconf spantypes uses this command internally.
span-types.conf is a file with lines specifying registration of spans.
Empty lines or lines beginning with ’#’ are ignored.
Each line is in the format of:
The ID field specifies the DAHDI device and the spanspecs define how to register its spans. A line may have multiple spanspecs in a single line (though dumpconfig generates a configuration with one per line).
A DAHDI device may be specified either by a hardware identifier (a software readable serial number or whatever) or the location in which it is installed on the system. The former makes it simpler to change connector / slot whereas the latter makes it simpler to replace a unit.
The value in this field is matched (when the commands add and remove) are used) to the following values:
See above for their descriptions. The value may include shell wildcards: *, ? and , which are used in the match. The values to be matched are first cleaned up: ’!’ is replaced with ’/’ and any character beyond "a-zA-Z0-9/:.-" is removed.
Each line should have one or more span specifications: this is the value used to register a span with DAHDI in the SysFS interface. A specification has three colon-separated numbers:
for instance, the following are four span specifications specify ports 1 and 2 as E1 and ports 3 and 4 as T1: :E1 :T1 .
The relative number of the span in the device. E.g.: port number.
The directory in which span-types.conf resides. /etc/dahdi if not overridden from the environment.
The path to span-types.conf resides. /etc/dahdi/span-types.conf if not overridden from the environment.
The default location for the configuration file.
SysFS node for the device. In this directory reside the following files, among others:
read/write file. Reading from it returns current configuration for spans of the device. Span-specifications can be written to it to change types (but only for a span that is not registered).
span_assignments(8), dahdi_genconf(8), dahdi_cfg(8)
span_types was written by Oron Peled. This manual page was written by Tzafrir Cohen. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.