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

RETURN VALUES

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

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 load
ed.

SEE ALSO

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

HISTORY

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