Re: save variables to hard disk at kernel mode

From: Erik Mouw (
Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 10:12:11 EST

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 06:23:04PM -0500, Chin-Tser Huang wrote:
> I would like to implement at the kernel a save that
> can periodically store the value of some variables
> to the hard disk. Could anyone please tell me what
> function can I use to achieve this? Will this save
> block the operation of other functions? Thank you
> very much for your help!

This is policy, and policy should be implemented in userland. Have your
driver implement a device node that presents the value when userland
reads it. Imlement a simple userland program that read()s the device
and writes it to whatever file you like. The advantage of this approach
is that userland can decide *where* to write it: on a hard disk, send
it over a network, etc. etc.


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw

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