Section: LINUX (9)
Updated: August 2005
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usb_get_dev - increments the reference count of the usb device structure
- struct usb_device * usb_get_dev (struct usb_device * dev);
the device being referenced
Each live reference to a device should be refcounted.
Drivers for USB interfaces should normally record such references in their probe methods, when they bind to an interface, and release them by calling usb_put_dev, in their disconnect methods.
A pointer to the device with the incremented reference counter is returned.
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