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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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