usb_autopm_get_interface (9) - Linux Man Pages
usb_autopm_get_interface: increment a USB interface's PM-usage counter
usb_autopm_get_interface - increment a USB interface's PM-usage counter
int usb_autopm_get_interface(struct usb_interface
- the usb_interface whose counter should be incremented
This routine should be called by an interface driver when it wants to use intf and needs to guarantee that it is not suspended. In addition, the routine prevents intf from being autosuspended subsequently. (Note that this will not prevent suspend events originating in the PM core.) This prevention will persist until usb_autopm_put_interface is called or intf is unbound. A typical example would be a character-device driver when its device file is opened.
intf's usage counter is incremented to prevent subsequent autosuspends. However if the autoresume fails then the counter is re-decremented.