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Old 09-01-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
shashishankar_h
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making sys call ex:insmod,rmmod from function in user module


Hi,
I want to do insmod and rmmod from a function. This is because, i want to load a different driver version for some of the conditions i have. To do this, i need to invoke rmmod and insmod from the function, how can i do this?I am using linux kernel 2.6.
thanks in advance,
-Shashi
 
Old 09-01-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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a common way is to fork() then use then use something in the exec() family
like
execvp(program, args);

since modprobe and freinds only run as root depending on what you are doing if you are regular user you can use sudo..
in a production environment this would be a bad thing because funky kernel modules are a way for people to compromise your system
 
  


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