Accessing filesystem from a KLD

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Sat Jun 25 12:24:25 GMT 2005

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 19:33, Seb wrote:
> How can I access the filesystem from a kernel module ?
> In fact, I want my device driver to retreive a firmware image stored on the
> filesystem (instead of putting the firmware data in a static array at
> compile-time) for memory usage and legal concerns. Blocking calls are OK.
> I have searched the manpages and the web, but I haven't found anything
> relevant.

if_ndis does this (well ndis) to load firmware images from the file system for 

I wonder if it would make sense to generalise it - the ndis code covers things 
like building the firmware image into the kernel for cases where you are NFS 
mounting your disks (for example).

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