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NAME

       create_module - create a loadable module entry

SYNOPSIS

       #include <linux/module.h>

       caddr_t create_module(const char *name, size_t size);

DESCRIPTION

       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 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.

       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)

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