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Old 08-28-2011, 07:43 AM   #1
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Sys V Message Queues From Kernel Space

Hi there,

I was under the impression that one could write to a Sys V message queue /from kernel space/. However, my references to sys_msgsnd() are showing up unresolved at MODPOST. I'm working with Linux 2.6.31. Is this no longer a preferred approach ... or was it never? Or should this work?

The error I get in particular:
ERROR: "sys_msgsnd" [drivers/input/misc/mymodule.ko] undefined!
make[3]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
make[2]: *** [modules] Error 2
make[1]: *** [sub-make] Error 2

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Old 08-29-2011, 12:27 AM   #2
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Hi -

That's absolutely wrong. The SysV IPCs are primarily intended for *user space*.

This link might suggest a few alternatives for you:

In general, the best design model is:

* If you *can* do something in user space (vs. kernel space) then you probably *should* do it in user space

* Ideally, active requests should come from user space; the kernel should remain passively quiescent until a something is requested of it

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