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    SubjectRe: Linking with kernel code (Makefile)
    Thanks for your advice,

    I already know one way to accomodate shared memory between a user process
    and the kernel.
    This is done by making a character device which allocates memory in the
    kernel, then from the user appl, using the mmap function of the driver.

    I was only wondering why I could not link my code with the kernel, though
    they are compiled together, this means I should be able to use any
    function in the kernel files as long as I succeed to define it right

    So in my question X would be any application, Y would be linking my code
    with the kernel and Z would be to get more control over structures

    --- David Feuer <David_Feuer@brown.edu> wrote:
    > At 03:12 PM 12/10/2000 -0800, you wrote:
    > >Hi Kernel World,
    > >I'm new to linux-kernel developement, so I would appreciate any help.
    > >
    > >What I want to do:
    > > create a shared memory segment between user space and kernel space
    >
    > Generally, you can get the most useful help from linux-kernel if as well
    > as
    > saying what you do you also say _why_. So if you say you are developing
    > an
    > application to do X, and you want to interact with the kernel in a
    > certain
    > way Y because Z, then if Y is the correct way to accomplish X, people
    > will
    > tell you how. If, however, there is a better way, they will tell you
    > this
    > instead. Sorry, I don't know anything about the particular question you
    >
    > posted, but if you want my own uneducated guess, I will guess that it's
    > not
    > possible.
    >
    > --
    > This message has been brought to you by the letter alpha and the number
    > pi.
    > Open Source: Think locally; act globally.
    > David Feuer
    > David_Feuer@brown.edu
    >


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