Communicating between the kernel and user‐space in Linux using Netlink sockets

  title={Communicating between the kernel and user‐space in Linux using Netlink sockets},
  author={P. Ayuso and R. Gasca and L. Lef{\`e}vre},
  journal={Software: Practice and Experience},
  • P. Ayuso, R. Gasca, L. Lefèvre
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science
  • Software: Practice and Experience
  • When developing Linux kernel features, it is a good practice to expose the necessary details to user‐space to enable extensibility. This allows the development of new features and sophisticated configurations from user‐space. Generally, software developers have to face the task of looking for a good way to communicate between the kernel and user‐space in Linux. This tutorial introduces you to Netlink sockets, a flexible and extensible messaging system that provides communication between kernel… CONTINUE READING
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