register_netdev (9) - Linux Man Pages

register_netdev: register a network device

NAME

register_netdev - register a network device

SYNOPSIS

int register_netdev(struct net_device dev);

ARGUMENTS

dev

device to register

DESCRIPTION

Take a completed network device structure and add it to the kernel interfaces. A NETDEV_REGISTER message is sent to the netdev notifier chain. 0 is returned on success. A negative errno code is returned on a failure to set up the device, or if the name is a duplicate.

This is a wrapper around register_netdevice that takes the rtnl semaphore and expands the device name if you passed a format string to alloc_netdev.

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