modbus_report_slave_id man page

modbus_report_slave_id — returns a description of the controller

Synopsis

int modbus_report_slave_id(modbus_t *ctx, uint8_t *dest);

Description

The modbus_report_slave_id() function shall send a request to the controller to obtain a description of the controller.

The response stored in dest contains:

· the byte count of the response

· the slave ID, this unique ID is in reality not unique at all so it’s not possible to depend on it to know how the information are packed in the response.

· the run indicator status (0x00 = OFF, 0xFF = ON)

· additional data specific to each controller. For example, libmodbus returns the version of the library as a string.

Return Value

The modbus_report_slave_id() function shall return the number of read data if successful. Otherwise it shall return -1 and set errno.

Example

uint8_t *tab_bytes;

...

rc = modbus_report_slave_id(ctx, tab_bytes);
if (rc > 1) {
    printf("Run Status Indicator: %s\n", tab_bytes[1] ? "ON" : "OFF");
}

Authors

The libmodbus documentation was written by Stéphane Raimbault <stephane.raimbault@gmail.com[1]>

Notes

1.

stephane.raimbault@gmail.com

mailto:stephane.raimbault@gmail.com

Referenced By

libmodbus(7).

04/02/2014 libmodbus 3.0.6 Libmodbus Manual