Provided by: modutils_2.4.27.0-3ubuntu1_i386 bug


       init_module - initialize a loadable module entry


       #include <linux/module.h>

       int init_module(const char *name, struct module *image);


       init_module loads the relocated module image into kernel space and runs
       the module’s init function.

       The module image begins with a module structure and is followed by code
       and data as appropriate.  The module structure is defined as follows:

              struct module
                unsigned long size_of_struct;
                struct module *next;
                const char *name;
                unsigned long size;
                long usecount;
                unsigned long flags;
                unsigned int nsyms;
                unsigned int ndeps;
                struct module_symbol *syms;
                struct module_ref *deps;
                struct module_ref *refs;
                int (*init)(void);
                void (*cleanup)(void);
                const struct exception_table_entry *ex_table_start;
                const struct exception_table_entry *ex_table_end;
              #ifdef __alpha__
                unsigned long gp;

       All  of  the  pointer  fields, with the exception of next and refs, are
       expected to  point  within  the  module  body  and  be  initialized  as
       appropriate  for  kernel  space,  i.e.  relocated  with the rest of the

       This system call is only open to the superuser.


       On success, zero is returned.  On error, -1 is returned  and  errno  is
       set appropriately.


       EPERM  The user is not the superuser.

       ENOENT No module by that name exists.

       EINVAL Some  image  slot  filled  in  incorrectly, image->name does not
              correspond to the original module name, some  image->deps  entry
              does  not  correspond  to a loaded module, or some other similar

       EBUSY  The module’s initialization routine failed.

       EFAULT name or image is outside the program’s accessible address space.


       create_module(2), delete_module(2), query_module(2).