Linux and UNIX Man Pages

Linux & Unix Commands - Search Man Pages

RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for create_module (redhat section 2)

CREATE_MODULE(2)					       Linux Module Support						  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
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 is only open to the superuser.
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
EPERM The user is not the superuser. EEXIST A module by that name already exists. 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. EFAULT name is outside the program's accessible address space.
SEE ALSO
init_module(2), delete_module(2), query_module(2). Linux 26 Dec 1996 CREATE_MODULE(2)