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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     kldload -- load KLD files into the kernel

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/linker.h>

     kldload(const char *file);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kldload() system call loads a kld file into the kernel using the kernel

RETURN VALUES    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kldload() system call 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    [Toc]    [Back]

     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 system calls.

     [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    [Toc]    [Back]

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

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kld interface first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 March 3, 1999			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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