Name

i2c_use_client — increments the reference count of the i2c client structure

Synopsis

struct i2c_client * i2c_use_client (struct i2c_client * client);
 

Arguments

client

the client being referenced

Description

Each live reference to a client should be refcounted. The driver model does that automatically as part of driver binding, so that most drivers don't need to do this explicitly: they hold a reference until they're unbound from the device.

A pointer to the client with the incremented reference counter is returned.