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Old 05-08-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Sending Signals in kernel

Hello everyone,

I am trying to communicate and receive a message from kernel module when a condition occurs.
I am using Ubuntu 8.04


static pid_t id;
int result;
int network_response()
if (x = 1)
printk("Failure of network.")
result = kill_proc(id, SIGUSR1,1);
printk("\nReporting failure detection %d\n", result);

if (x = 2)
printk("Failure of Node is detected.")
result = kill_proc(id, SIGUSR1,1);
printk("\nReporting failure detection %d\n", result);

And user APplication code (Sorry pasting full code because i have confusion here):
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <linux/types.h>
#include <sys/types.h>
#include <sys/socket.h>
#include <sys/ioctl.h>
#include <net/if.h>
#include <netinet/in.h>
#include <arpa/inet.h>
#include <sys/stat.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <signal.h>

#include "safe_def.h"
#include "pmn.h"

int sig;

void usrSignal(int signo);

int main (void){

pid_t id;
int quit =1;

(void)signal(SIGUSR1, usrSignal);
printf ("Caught the user Signal %d\n",sig);
id = getpid();

// gSafeSock = socket (AF_INET, SOCK_RAW, IPPROTO_RAW);
//ioctl (gSafeSock, SIOCGIFFLAGS, &id);

//int result = (void)signal(SIGUSR1, usrSignal);
//ioctl (result, SIOCGIFFLAGS, &id);

ioctl (SIOCGIFFLAGS, &id);

sig = printf("\nMy PID is : %d\n\n", id);


while (quit) {
if (sig < 0){
printf("Exit Program %d", sig);
quit = 0;
return 0;

void usrSignal(int signo) {
sig = signo;
printf("Function usrSignal Called");
if (sig == SIGUSR1)
printf("Received SIGUSR1 successfully\n");
printf("Error: In Receieving Signal %d\n", sig);
(void)signal(SIGUSR1, usrSignal);
return ;

Can you please tell me that What i have to do in order to receive signals from Kernel module, because in that way i am unable to get reply..
or if any thing i am missing in my implementation then please notify it to me..

I am a newbie so sorry if my code or explanation is not so good..

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