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NAME

       device_initialize - init device structure.

SYNOPSIS

       void device_initialize  (struct device * dev);

ARGUMENTS

       dev    device.

DESCRIPTION

       This  prepares  the device for use by other layers, including adding it
       to the device hierarchy. It is the first half  of  device_register,  if
       called by that, though it can also be called separately, so one may use
       dev’s fields (e.g. the refcount).