usb_register_dev (9) - Linux Man Pages

usb_register_dev: register a USB device, and ask for a minor number

NAME

usb_register_dev - register a USB device, and ask for a minor number

SYNOPSIS

int usb_register_dev(struct usb_interface intf, struct usb_class_driver class_driver);

ARGUMENTS

intf

pointer to the usb_interface that is being registered

class_driver

pointer to the usb_class_driver for this device

DESCRIPTION

This should be called by all USB drivers that use the USB major number. If CONFIG_USB_DYNAMIC_MINORS is enabled, the minor number will be dynamically allocated out of the list of available ones. If it is not enabled, the minor number will be based on the next available free minor, starting at the class_driver->minor_base.

This function also creates a usb class device in the sysfs tree.

usb_deregister_dev must be called when the driver is done with the minor numbers given out by this function.

RETURN

-EINVAL if something bad happens with trying to register a device, and 0 on success.

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