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Export functions in kernel module to user Programs

Hi all,

I just started working on kernel modules. One query i'm not able to resolve how i can use call any of my function(take example testfunc() ) defined in my loadable kernel module (take example : test.ko)
I want to export kernel module functions to user programs.

Consider i have insmoded test.ko, now i'm writing any program on my linux machine and i want to use or call testfunc() in my program in userspace, and i don't want to call testfunc() at loading of test.ko (because there is way of calling it from init_module()), i want to call it from my program afterwards then how i should do this or is it possible or not?

Please guide. Waiting for response.

Thanks and Regards,
Tarun

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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 sys- tem 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 only present on Linux 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 3.44 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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