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NAME

       alloc_etherdev - Allocates and sets up an ethernet device

SYNOPSIS

       struct net_device * alloc_etherdev  (int sizeof_priv);

ARGUMENTS

       sizeof_priv
              Size  of additional driver-private structure to be allocated for
              this ethernet device

DESCRIPTION

       Fill in the  fields  of  the  device  structure  with  ethernet-generic
       values. Basically does everything except registering the device.

       Constructs  a new net device, complete with a private data area of size
       sizeof_priv. A 32-byte (not bit) alignment is enforced for this private
       data area.