call_usermodehelper_setup (9) - Linux Man Pages

call_usermodehelper_setup: prepare to call a usermode helper

NAME

call_usermodehelper_setup - prepare to call a usermode helper

SYNOPSIS

struct subprocess_info * call_usermodehelper_setup(char path, char ** argv, char ** envp, gfp_t gfp_mask, int (*init(struct subprocess_info *info, struct cred *new), void (*cleanup(struct subprocess_info *info), void data);

ARGUMENTS

path

path to usermode executable

argv

arg vector for process

envp

environment for process

gfp_mask

gfp mask for memory allocation

init

an init function

cleanup

a cleanup function

data

arbitrary context sensitive data

DESCRIPTION

Returns either NULL on allocation failure, or a subprocess_info structure. This should be passed to call_usermodehelper_exec to exec the process and free the structure.

The init function is used to customize the helper process prior to exec. A non-zero return code causes the process to error out, exit, and return the failure to the calling process

The cleanup function is just before ethe subprocess_info is about to be freed. This can be used for freeing the argv and envp. The Function must be runnable in either a process context or the context in which call_usermodehelper_exec is called.

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