UDEV_NEW(3)                       udev_new                       UDEV_NEW(3)

NAME         top

       udev_new, udev_ref, udev_unref - Create, acquire and release a udev
       context object

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libudev.h>

       struct udev *udev_new(void);

       struct udev *udev_ref(struct udev *udev);

       struct udev *udev_unref(struct udev *udev);

DESCRIPTION         top

       udev_new() allocates a new udev context object and returns a pointer
       to it. This object is opaque and must not be accessed by the caller
       via different means than functions provided by libudev. Initially,
       the reference count of the context is 1. You can acquire further
       references, and drop gained references via udev_ref() and
       udev_unref(). Once the reference count hits 0, the context object is
       destroyed and freed.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, udev_new() returns a pointer to the allocated udev
       context. On failure, NULL is returned.  udev_ref() returns the
       argument that it was passed, unmodified.  udev_unref() always returns

SEE ALSO         top


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