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SubjectRe: character device interface to existing socket interface.
shankar krishnamurthy wrote:
> I am looking for help in writing character
> device interface for existing socket interface.
>
> Planning to write as kernel module. Kernel 2.4.20.
> It will be a simple pass through to the socket. I mean
> it sits above socket and whatever user gives, the
> driver passes it to socket and vice versa. In that
> sense its pass-through or a psuedo driver.
>
> When user creates the device, he gives already
> connected socket to device driver. Once device
> gets created, user closes the socket!
>
> My hunch is that this looks so common that somebody
> would have already written or have some pointer to it.
>
> Somebody may wonder why one needs this ...but for
> we can take it as *application specific* requirement.
>
> Please let me know if you know anything about it.
>
>
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Something pretty close has already been done in the driver for
/dev/inet/[tcp|udp|icmp|etc].
Neil
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