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CAlling a kernel module from user space

Posted on 2001-07-10
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Hi -

I am writing an application for a network driver and want to be able to send custom ethernet packets - i have the
driver source code
- How do I call the transmit function from a user level C program - i believe the driver module is loaded into the kernel -

So I would just need to call the module from user space -
but I have no clue how ...is there a system call to ....
??
Please Helpppp !!!! -- I have points to give !
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You cannot call functions in a kernel module directly. You have to use a device.
Have a look at libpcap at http://www.tcpdump.org/ it should be what you search for.
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