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Old 04-21-2013, 02:21 AM   #1
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How to handle kernel signals

Am writing a kernel module.By default the kernel stack is not executable, so while executing this stack section, the kernel throws a signal i.e SIGSEGV, SO my question is how to handle or capture this signal in kernel module ?
Old 04-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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SIGSEGV is a segmentation fault, meaning you are trying to read memory that is not allocated usually. What do you mean by "handle" or "capture" the sig11?

Heres some sig11 info.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Smile error: too few arguments to function `d_path'

Hi All,

Though am providing the correct argument to the function `d_path`, still it shows the error :
module/rt.c:23: error: too few arguments to function `d_path'

#include <linux/init.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/rcupdate.h>
#include <linux/fdtable.h>
#include <linux/fs.h>
#include <linux/fs_struct.h>
#include <linux/dcache.h>


static int current_init(void)

char *cwd;
struct path pwd, root;
pwd = current->fs->pwd;
root= current->fs->root;
char *buf = (char *)kmalloc(GFP_KERNEL,100*sizeof(char));
cwd = d_path(&pwd,buf,100*sizeof(char));
printk(KERN_ALERT "Hello,the current working directory is \n %s",cwd);

return 0;

static void current_exit(void)

printk(KERN_ALERT "Goodbye cruel world");



Could any one help, how to solve this error ? Thanks in advance - Binu


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