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SubjectRe: Messaging between kernel modules and User Apps
Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
>>The de facto standard for network devices is to use sockets.
>>For character and and block devices Unix/Linux uses the
>>open/poll/ioctl/read mechanisms.
> That sounds fine, but..
>>You could send your module a pid via proc and have it send a
>>signal to your application as a result of an event.
> ... please don't even entertain such sick ideas.

Especially when there is fcntl(F_{G,S}ET{OWN,SIG}) infrastructure in
place - kill_fasync().

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