linux call_usermodehelper equivalent in freebsd?
james at divide.org
Tue Apr 19 22:07:37 PDT 2005
>Is there an equivalent in FreeBSD to the Linux kernel function
>'call_usermodehelper' which wraps execve to do as its name
>suggests, call a user mode helper program?
It depends on what your user mode helper program is intended to do,
but the traditional approach is to create a user mode program that
blocks on a custom system call waiting for an event. See the
following 2001 freebsd-hackers thread from Terry Lambert, titled
"Invoking a userland function from kernel" for further details and
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