usb_interface_id (9) - Linux Man Pages
usb_interface_id: allocate an unused interface ID
usb_interface_id - allocate an unused interface ID
int usb_interface_id(struct usb_configuration
*config, struct usb_function *function);
- configuration associated with the interface
- function handling the interface
usb_interface_id is called from usb_function.bind callbacks to allocate new interface IDs. The function driver will then store that ID in interface, association, CDC union, and other descriptors. It will also handle any control requests targeted at that interface, particularly changing its altsetting via set_alt. There may also be class-specific or vendor-specific requests to handle.
All interface identifier should be allocated using this routine, to ensure that for example different functions don't wrongly assign different meanings to the same identifier. Note that since interface identifiers are configuration-specific, functions used in more than one configuration (or more than once in a given configuration) need multiple versions of the relevant descriptors.
David Brownell <dbrownell [at] users.sourceforge.net>