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KLDLOAD(2)		 DragonFly System Calls Manual		    KLDLOAD(2)

NAME

kldload -- load KLD files into the kernel

LIBRARY

Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h> #include <sys/linker.h> int kldload(const char *file);

DESCRIPTION

The function kldload() loads a kld file into the kernel using the kernel linker.

RETURN VALUES

The function kldload() returns the fileid of the kld file which was loaded into the kernel. If an error occurs, kldload() will return -1 and set errno to indicate the error.

ERRORS

The named file is loaded unless: [EPERM] You do not have access to read the file or link it with the kernel. You should be the root user to be able to use the kld functions. [EFAULT] Bad address encountered when adding kld info into the kernel space. [ENOMEM] There is no memory to load the file into the kernel. [ENOENT] The file was not found. [ENOEXEC] The file format of file was unrecognized. [EEXIST] The supplied file has already been loaded.

SEE ALSO

kldfind(2), kldfirstmod(2), kldnext(2), kldstat(2), kldsym(2), kldunload(2), modfind(2), modfnext(2), modnext(2), modstat(2), kld(4), kldload(8)

HISTORY

The kld interface first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0. DragonFly 4.1 March 3, 1999 DragonFly 4.1