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Triggered Buffers
Now that we know what buffers and triggers are let's see how they work together.
IIO triggered buffer setup
* :c:func:`iio_triggered_buffer_setup` — Setup triggered buffer and pollfunc
* :c:func:`iio_triggered_buffer_cleanup` — Free resources allocated by
* struct :c:type:`iio_buffer_setup_ops` — buffer setup related callbacks
A typical triggered buffer setup looks like this::
const struct iio_buffer_setup_ops sensor_buffer_setup_ops = {
.preenable = sensor_buffer_preenable,
.postenable = sensor_buffer_postenable,
.postdisable = sensor_buffer_postdisable,
.predisable = sensor_buffer_predisable,
irqreturn_t sensor_iio_pollfunc(int irq, void *p)
pf->timestamp = iio_get_time_ns((struct indio_dev *)p);
irqreturn_t sensor_trigger_handler(int irq, void *p)
u16 buf[8];
int i = 0;
/* read data for each active channel */
for_each_set_bit(bit, active_scan_mask, masklength)
buf[i++] = sensor_get_data(bit)
iio_push_to_buffers_with_timestamp(indio_dev, buf, timestamp);
/* setup triggered buffer, usually in probe function */
iio_triggered_buffer_setup(indio_dev, sensor_iio_polfunc,
The important things to notice here are:
* :c:type:`iio_buffer_setup_ops`, the buffer setup functions to be called at
predefined points in the buffer configuration sequence (e.g. before enable,
after disable). If not specified, the IIO core uses the default
* **sensor_iio_pollfunc**, the function that will be used as top half of poll
function. It should do as little processing as possible, because it runs in
interrupt context. The most common operation is recording of the current
timestamp and for this reason one can use the IIO core defined
:c:func:`iio_pollfunc_store_time` function.
* **sensor_trigger_handler**, the function that will be used as bottom half of
the poll function. This runs in the context of a kernel thread and all the
processing takes place here. It usually reads data from the device and
stores it in the internal buffer together with the timestamp recorded in the
top half.
More details
.. kernel-doc:: drivers/iio/buffer/industrialio-triggered-buffer.c