Reg : Writing modules in new Linux versions

Valdis Kl=?utf-8?Q?=c4=93?=tnieks valdis.kletnieks at
Sat May 2 16:07:08 EDT 2020

On Sat, 02 May 2020 23:46:08 +0530, Majji SankaraRao said:

> I want to practice writing modules in Linux version 5.3.0-51-generic.
> So please guide me by providing related documentation/Steps.

Create two functions, one for initializing your module, and one for cleaning up at exit.

static int __init init_my_module(void)
	printk(KERN_DEBUG "Hello World!\n");

static void __exit exit_my_module(void)
	printk(KERN_DEBUG "Say goodnight, Gracie\n");

Everything else isn't how to write a module, it's about how to write whatever
code is needed for the function you're trying to add, whether it's a file
system, or a new netfilter target, or a device driver, or a network congestion
control module, or whatever...

And that code basically doesn't care if it's a module or if it's built in to
the kernel.

So the question becomes:  What did you want to do inside the kernel?
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