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CREATE_MODULE(2)		    Linux Programmer's Manual			 CREATE_MODULE(2)

NAME
       create_module - create a loadable module entry

SYNOPSIS
       #include <linux/module.h>

       caddr_t create_module(const char *name, size_t size);

DESCRIPTION
       Note: This system call is present only in kernels before Linux 2.6.

       create_module()	attempts  to create a loadable module entry and reserve the kernel memory
       that will be needed to hold the module.	This system call requires privilege.

RETURN VALUE
       On success, returns the kernel address at which the module will reside.	On  error  -1  is
       returned and errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS
       EEXIST A module by that name already exists.

       EFAULT name is outside the program's accessible address space.

       EINVAL The requested size is too small even for the module header information.

       ENOMEM The  kernel  could  not  allocate a contiguous block of memory large enough for the
	      module.

       ENOSYS create_module() is not supported in this version of the kernel (e.g., the kernel is
	      version 2.6 or later).

       EPERM  The caller was not privileged (did not have the CAP_SYS_MODULE capability).

VERSIONS
       This  system  call  is  present on Linux only up until kernel 2.4; it was removed in Linux
       2.6.

CONFORMING TO
       create_module() is Linux-specific.

SEE ALSO
       delete_module(2), init_module(2), query_module(2)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.53 of the Linux man-pages project.  A  description  of  the
       project,     and    information	  about    reporting	bugs,	 can	be    found    at
       http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

Linux					    2012-10-18				 CREATE_MODULE(2)
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