DEVICE_INITIALIZE(9) Device drivers infrastructure DEVICE_INITIALIZE(9)
NAME device_initialize - init device structure.
SYNOPSIS void device_initialize(struct device * dev);
ARGUMENTS dev device.
DESCRIPTION This prepares the device for use by other layers by initializing its fields. It is the first half of device_register, if called by that function, though it can also be called separately, so one may use dev´s fields. In particular, get_device/put_device may be used for reference counting of dev after calling this function.
NOTE Use put_device to give up your reference instead of freeing dev directly once you have called this function.
COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. November 2011 DEVICE_INITIALIZE(9)