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     DECLARE_MODULE -- kernel module declaration macro


     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/kernel.h>
     #include <sys/module.h>

     DECLARE_MODULE(name, moduledata_t data, sub, order);


     The DECLARE_MODULE() macro declares a generic kernel module.  It is used
     to register the module with the system, using the SYSINIT() macro.
     DECLARE_MODULE() is usually used within other macros, such as
     DRIVER_MODULE(9), DEV_MODULE(9) and SYSCALL_MODULE(9).  Of course, it can
     also be called directly, for example in order to implement dynamic

     The arguments it expects are:

     name    The module name, which will be used in the SYSINIT() call to
             identify the module.

     data    A moduledata_t structure, which contains two main items, the
             official name of the module name, which will be used in the
             module_t structure and a pointer to the event handler function of
             type modeventhand_t.

     sub     An argument directed to the SYSINIT() macro.  Valid values for
             this are contained in the sysinit_sub_id enumeration (see
             <sys/kernel.h>) and specify the type of system startup
             interfaces.  The DRIVER_MODULE(9) macro uses a value of
             SI_SUB_DRIVERS here for example, since these modules contain a
             driver for a device.  For kernel modules that are loaded at
             runtime, a value of SI_SUB_EXEC is common.

     order   An argument for SYSINIT().  It represents the KLDs order of
             initialization within the subsystem.  Valid values are defined in
             the sysinit_elem_order enumeration (<sys/kernel.h>).



     /usr/include/sys/kernel.h, /usr/share/examples/kld


     This manual page was written by Alexander Langer <>,
     inspired by the KLD Facility Programming Tutorial by Andrew Reiter