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NAME

       query_module - query the kernel for various bits pertaining to modules

SYNOPSIS

       #include <linux/module.h>

       int query_module(const char *name, int which, void *buf,
                        size_t bufsize, size_t *ret);

       Note: No declaration of this system call is provided in glibc headers; see NOTES.

DESCRIPTION

       Note: This system call is present only in kernels before Linux 2.6.

       query_module()  requests information from the kernel about loadable modules.  The returned
       information is placed in the buffer pointed to by buf.  The caller must specify  the  size
       of  buf  in  bufsize.  The precise nature and format of the returned information depend on
       the operation specified by which.  Some operations require name to  identify  a  currently
       loaded module, some allow name to be NULL, indicating the kernel proper.

       The following values can be specified for which:

       0      Returns  success,  if  the  kernel  supports  query_module().   Used  to  probe for
              availability of the system call.

       QM_MODULES
              Returns the names of all  loaded  modules.   The  returned  buffer  consists  of  a
              sequence of null-terminated strings; ret is set to the number of modules.

       QM_DEPS
              Returns the names of all modules used by the indicated module.  The returned buffer
              consists of a sequence of null-terminated strings; ret is  set  to  the  number  of
              modules.

       QM_REFS
              Returns  the  names of all modules using the indicated module.  This is the inverse
              of QM_DEPS.  The returned buffer consists of a sequence of null-terminated strings;
              ret is set to the number of modules.

       QM_SYMBOLS
              Returns the symbols and values exported by the kernel or the indicated module.  The
              returned buffer is an array of structures of the following form

                  struct module_symbol {
                      unsigned long value;
                      unsigned long name;
                  };

              followed by null-terminated strings.  The value of name is the character offset  of
              the string relative to the start of buf; ret is set to the number of symbols.

       QM_INFO
              Returns  miscellaneous  information  about the indicated module.  The output buffer
              format is:

                  struct module_info {
                      unsigned long address;
                      unsigned long size;
                      unsigned long flags;
                  };

              where address is the kernel address at which the module resides, size is  the  size
              of  the  module in bytes, and flags is a mask of MOD_RUNNING, MOD_AUTOCLEAN, and so
              on, that indicates the current status of the module (see the  Linux  kernel  source
              file include/linux/module.h).  ret is set to the size of the module_info structure.

RETURN VALUE

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

ERRORS

       EFAULT At  least  one  of  name,  buf, or ret was outside the program's accessible address
              space.

       EINVAL Invalid which; or name is NULL (indicating "the kernel"), but this is not permitted
              with the specified value of which.

       ENOENT No module by that name exists.

       ENOSPC The buffer size provided was too small.  ret is set to the minimum size needed.

       ENOSYS query_module()  is not supported in this version of the kernel (e.g., the kernel is
              version 2.6 or later).

VERSIONS

       This system call is present on Linux only up until kernel 2.4; it  was  removed  in  Linux
       2.6.

CONFORMING TO

       query_module() is Linux-specific.

NOTES

       Some  of  the  information  that was formerly available via query_module() can be obtained
       from /proc/modules, /proc/kallsyms, and the files under the directory /sys/module.

       The query_module() system call is not supported by glibc.  No declaration is  provided  in
       glibc  headers,  but, through a quirk of history, glibc does export an ABI for this system
       call.  Therefore, in order to employ this  system  call,  it  is  sufficient  to  manually
       declare  the  interface  in your code; alternatively, you can invoke the system call using
       syscall(2).

SEE ALSO

       create_module(2),   delete_module(2),   get_kernel_syms(2),   init_module(2),    lsmod(8),
       modinfo(8)

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