call_usermodehelper

Section: Kernel Hacker's Manual (9)
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NAME

call_usermodehelper - start a usermode application  

SYNOPSIS

int call_usermodehelper (char *path, char **argv, char **envp);  

ARGUMENTS

path

 pathname for the application
argv

 null-terminated argument list
envp

 null-terminated environment list
 

DESCRIPTION

Runs a user-space application. The application is started asynchronously. It runs as a child of keventd. It runs with full root capabilities. keventd silently reaps the child when it exits.

Must be called from process context. Returns zero on success, else a negative error code.


 

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