Section (2) create_module
create_module — create a loadable module entry
||const char *name,|
|No declaration of this system call is provided in glibc headers; see NOTES.|
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 system call
On success, returns the kernel address at which the module
will reside. On error, −1 is returned and
errno is set appropriately.
A module by that name already exists.
nameis outside the program_zsingle_quotesz_s accessible address space.
The requested size is too small even for the module header information.
The kernel could not allocate a contiguous block of memory large enough for the module.
create_module() is not supported in this version of the kernel (e.g., the kernel is version 2.6 or later).
The caller was not privileged (did not have the
This system call is present on Linux only up until kernel 2.4; it was removed in Linux 2.6.
This obsolete system call is not supported by glibc. No declaration is provided in glibc headers, but, through a quirk of history, glibc versions before 2.23 did export an ABI for this system call. Therefore, in order to employ this system call, it was sufficient to manually declare the interface in your code; alternatively, you could invoke the system call using syscall(2).
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