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register_netdevice - register a network device
int register_netdevice (struct net_device * dev);
dev device to register
Take a completed network device structure and add it to the kernel
interfaces. A NETDEV_REGISTER message is sent to the netdev notifier
chain. 0 is returned on success. A negative errno code is returned on a
failure to set up the device, or if the name is a duplicate.
Callers must hold the rtnl semaphore. You may want register_netdev
instead of this.
The locking appears insufficient to guarantee two parallel registers
will not get the same name.