CAN(4)                  NetBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                 CAN(4)


NAME
CAN -- CAN Protocol
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/socket.h> #include <netcan/can.h> int socket(AF_CAN, SOCK_RAW, CAN_RAW);
DESCRIPTION
CAN is the network layer protocol used on top of CAN bus networks. At this time only the SOCK_RAW socket type is supported. This protocol layer is intended to be compatible with the Linux SocketCAN implementa- tion. ADDRESSING A CAN frame consists of a 11 bits (standard frame format) or 29 bits (extended frame format) identifier, followed by up to 8 data bytes. The interpretation of the identifier is application-dependent, the CAN stan- dard itself doesn't define an addressing. The CAN layer uses a 32bits identifier. The 3 upper bits are used as control flags. The extended frame format is selected by setting the CAN_EFF_FLAG control bit. The socket address is defined as struct sockaddr_can { u_int8_t can_len; sa_family_t can_family; int can_ifindex; union { /* transport protocol class address information */ struct { canid_t rx_id, tx_id; } tp; /* reserved for future CAN protocols address information */ } can_addr; }; For CAN raw sockets, the 32bits identifier is part of the message data. The can_addr field of the sockaddr structure is not used. MESSAGE Raw CAN sockets use fixed-length messages defined as follow: struct can_frame { canid_t can_id; /* ID + EFF/RTR/ERR flags */ uint8_t can_dlc; /* frame payload length in byte (0 .. CAN_MAX_DLEN) */ uint8_t __pad; uint8_t __res0; uint8_t __res1; uint8_t data[CAN_MAX_DLEN] __aligned(8); }; The lower 11 bits (for standard frames) or 29 bits (for extended frames) are used as the on-wire identifier. The CAN_EFF_FLAG bit is set in can_id for extended frames. The CAN_RTR_FLAG bit is set in can_id for remote transmission request frames.
SEE ALSO
socket(2), canloop(4), netintro(4), canconfig(8), /usr/include/netcan/can.h SocketCAN - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SocketCAN Readme file for the Controller Area Network Protocol Family: https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/can.txt
HISTORY
The CAN protocol appeared in NetBSD 8.0.
BUGS
CANFD and error frames are not implemented. NetBSD 9.0 May 18, 2017 NetBSD 9.0

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