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NAME

       kfifo_init - allocates a new FIFO using a preallocated buffer

SYNOPSIS

       struct kfifo * kfifo_init  (unsigned char * buffer, unsigned int size,
                                      gfp_t gfp_mask, spinlock_t * lock);

ARGUMENTS

       buffer the preallocated buffer to be used.

       size   the size of the internal buffer, this have to be a power of 2.

       gfp_mask
              get_free_pages mask, passed to kmalloc

       lock   the lock to be used to protect the fifo buffer

DESCRIPTION

       Do NOT pass the kfifo to kfifo_free after use ! Simply free the  struct
       kfifo with kfree.