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

NAME
query_module - query the kernel for various bits pertaining to modules
SYNOPSIS
#include <linux/module.h> int query_module(const char *name, int which, void *buf, size_t bufsize, size_t *ret); Note: There is no glibc wrapper for this system call; see NOTES.
DESCRIPTION
Note: This system call is present only in kernels before Linux 2.6. query_module() requests information from the kernel about loadable modules. The returned information is placed in the buffer pointed to by buf. The caller must specify the size of buf in bufsize. The precise nature and format of the returned information depend on the opera- tion specified by which. Some operations require name to identify a currently loaded module, some allow name to be NULL, indicating the kernel proper. The following values can be specified for which: 0 Returns success, if the kernel supports query_module(). Used to probe for availability of the system call. QM_MODULES Returns the names of all loaded modules. The returned buffer consists of a sequence of null-terminated strings; ret is set to the number of modules. QM_DEPS Returns the names of all modules used by the indicated module. The returned buffer consists of a sequence of null-terminated strings; ret is set to the number of modules. QM_REFS Returns the names of all modules using the indicated module. This is the inverse of QM_DEPS. The returned buffer consists of a sequence of null-terminated strings; ret is set to the number of modules. QM_SYMBOLS Returns the symbols and values exported by the kernel or the indicated module. The returned buffer is an array of structures of the following form struct module_symbol { unsigned long value; unsigned long name; }; followed by null-terminated strings. The value of name is the character offset of the string relative to the start of buf; ret is set to the number of symbols. QM_INFO Returns miscellaneous information about the indicated module. The output buffer format is: struct module_info { unsigned long address; unsigned long size; unsigned long flags; }; where address is the kernel address at which the module resides, size is the size of the module in bytes, and flags is a mask of MOD_RUNNING, MOD_AUTOCLEAN, etc., that indicates the current status of the module (see the Linux kernel source file include/linux/module.h). ret is set to the size of the module_info structure.
RETURN VALUE
On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.
ERRORS
EFAULT At least one of name, buf, or ret was outside the program's accessible address space. EINVAL Invalid which; or name is NULL (indicating "the kernel"), but this is not permitted with the specified value of which. ENOENT No module by that name exists. ENOSPC The buffer size provided was too small. ret is set to the minimum size needed. ENOSYS query_module() is not supported in this version of the kernel (e.g., the kernel is version 2.6 or later).
VERSIONS
This system call is present on Linux only up until kernel 2.4; it was removed in Linux 2.6.
CONFORMING TO
query_module() is Linux-specific.
NOTES
Some of the information that was formerly available via query_module() can be obtained from /proc/modules, /proc/kallsyms, and the files under the directory /sys/module. Glibc does not provide a wrapper for this system call; in the unlikely event that you need to use it on an old kernel, use syscall(2).
SEE ALSO
create_module(2), delete_module(2), get_kernel_syms(2), init_module(2), lsmod(8), modinfo(8)
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 2013-01-27 QUERY_MODULE(2)