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

NAME
       get_kernel_syms - retrieve exported kernel and module symbols

SYNOPSIS
       #include <linux/module.h>

       int get_kernel_syms(struct kernel_sym *table);

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

       If  table  is  NULL,  get_kernel_syms() returns the number of symbols available for query.
       Otherwise it fills in a table of structures:

	   struct kernel_sym {
	       unsigned long value;
	       char	     name[60];
	   };

       The symbols are interspersed with magic symbols of the form #module-name with  the  kernel
       having  an  empty name.	The value associated with a symbol of this form is the address at
       which the module is loaded.

       The symbols exported from each module follow their magic module tag and	the  modules  are
       returned in the reverse of the order in which they were loaded.

RETURN VALUE
       On  success,  returns the number of symbols copied to table.  On error, -1 is returned and
       errno is set appropriately.

ERRORS
       There is only one possible error return:

       ENOSYS get_kernel_syms() is not supported in this version of the kernel.

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

CONFORMING TO
       get_kernel_syms() is Linux-specific.

BUGS
       There  is  no way to indicate the size of the buffer allocated for table.  If symbols have
       been added to the kernel since the program queried for the symbol table size, memory  will
       be corrupted.

       The length of exported symbol names is limited to 59 characters.

       Because	of  these limitations, this system call is deprecated in favor of query_module(2)
       (which is itself nowadays deprecated in favor of other interfaces described on its  manual
       page).

SEE ALSO
       create_module(2), 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			       GET_KERNEL_SYMS(2)
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