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device_create_vargs(9) [suse man page]

DEVICE_CREATE_VARGS(9)					   Device drivers infrastructure				    DEVICE_CREATE_VARGS(9)

NAME
device_create_vargs - creates a device and registers it with sysfs SYNOPSIS
struct device * device_create_vargs(struct class * class, struct device * parent, dev_t devt, void * drvdata, const char * fmt, va_list args); 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 args va_list for the device's name 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. Returns struct device pointer on success, or ERR_PTR on error. 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. July 2010 DEVICE_CREATE_VARGS(9)

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STRUCT 
CLASS(9) Device drivers infrastructure STRUCT CLASS(9) NAME
struct_class - device classes SYNOPSIS
struct class { const char * name; struct module * owner; struct class_attribute * class_attrs; struct device_attribute * dev_attrs; const struct attribute_group ** dev_groups; struct bin_attribute * dev_bin_attrs; struct kobject * dev_kobj; int (* dev_uevent) (struct device *dev, struct kobj_uevent_env *env); char *(* devnode) (struct device *dev, umode_t *mode); void (* class_release) (struct class *class); void (* dev_release) (struct device *dev); int (* suspend) (struct device *dev, pm_message_t state); int (* resume) (struct device *dev); const struct kobj_ns_type_operations * ns_type; const void *(* namespace) (struct device *dev); const struct dev_pm_ops * pm; struct subsys_private * p; }; MEMBERS
name Name of the class. owner The module owner. class_attrs Default attributes of this class. dev_attrs Default attributes of the devices belong to the class. dev_groups Default attributes of the devices that belong to the class. dev_bin_attrs Default binary attributes of the devices belong to the class. dev_kobj The kobject that represents this class and links it into the hierarchy. dev_uevent Called when a device is added, removed from this class, or a few other things that generate uevents to add the environment variables. devnode Callback to provide the devtmpfs. class_release Called to release this class. dev_release Called to release the device. suspend Used to put the device to sleep mode, usually to a low power state. resume Used to bring the device from the sleep mode. ns_type Callbacks so sysfs can detemine namespaces. namespace Namespace of the device belongs to this class. pm The default device power management operations of this class. p The private data of the driver core, no one other than the driver core can touch this. DESCRIPTION
A class is a higher-level view of a device that abstracts out low-level implementation details. Drivers may see a SCSI disk or an ATA disk, but, at the class level, they are all simply disks. Classes allow user space to work with devices based on what they do, rather than how they are connected or how they work. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 3.10 June 2014 STRUCT CLASS(9)

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