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

GET_KERNEL_SYMS(2)				 Linux Module Support				   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
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 order they were loaded.
RETURN VALUE
Returns the number of symbols returned. There is no possible error return.
SEE ALSO
create_module(2), init_module(2), delete_module(2), query_module(2).
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. Because of these limitations, this system call is deprecated in favor of query_module. Linux 26 Dec 1996 GET_KERNEL_SYMS(2)


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