create_module - create a loadable module entry
caddr_t create_module(const char *name, size_t size);
: This system call is present only in kernels before Linux 2.6.
() attempts to create a loadable module entry and reserve
the kernel memory that will be needed to hold the module. This system call
On success, returns the kernel address at which the module will reside. On error
-1 is returned and errno
is set appropriately.
- A module by that name already exists.
- name is outside the program's accessible address
- The requested size is too small even for the module header
- The kernel could not allocate a contiguous block of memory
large enough for the module.
- create_module() is not supported in this version of
the kernel (e.g., the kernel is version 2.6 or later).
- The caller was not privileged (did not have the
This system call is only present on Linux up until kernel 2.4; it was removed in
() is Linux-specific.
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