DEVICE_CREATE(9) Device drivers infrastructure DEVICE_CREATE(9)

NAME device_create - creates a device and registers it with sysfs

SYNOPSIS struct device * device_create(struct class * class, struct device * parent, dev_t devt, void * drvdata, const char * fmt, ...);

ARGUMENTS class pointer to the struct class that this device should be registered to

parent pointer to the parent struct device of this new device, if any

devt the dev_t for the char device to be added

drvdata the data to be added to the device for callbacks

fmt string for the device´s name

... variable arguments

DESCRIPTION This function can be used by char device classes. A struct device will be created in sysfs, registered to the specified class.

A dev file will be created, showing the dev_t for the device, if the dev_t is not 0,0. If a pointer to a parent struct device is passed in, the newly created struct device will be a child of that device in sysfs. The pointer to the struct device will be returned from the call. Any further sysfs files that might be required can be created using this pointer.

NOTE the struct class passed to this function must have previously been created with a call to class_create.

COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. January 2013 DEVICE_CREATE(9)