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RUMP(3)                 NetBSD Library Functions Manual                RUMP(3)

rump -- Runnable Userspace Meta Program kernel
rump Library (librump, -lrump)
#include <rump/rump.h> #include <rump/rump_syscalls.h> #include <rump/rumpvnode_if.h>
rump emulates portions of the kernel in order to be able to run kernel code from a userspace application. For most parts kernel code is directly used, but in some cases such as with vm and device drivers a reimplementation suitable for userspace is provided. All of the routines in rump have been compiled in the kernel namespace with -D_KERNEL. Although rump includes many kernel routines directly, userspace applica- tions should not attempt to include NetBSD system headers and call kernel functions directly. Instead, rump routines should be called. In case applications attempt to include <sys> headers from the NetBSD tree, col- lisions will result on other platforms. Three classes of routines are provided by rump: Native These routines have been handwritten for rump operation. Some are useful purely for rump, while others are merely interfaces to existing kernel routines. An example of the former is rump_fakeblk_register(), while an example of the latter class is rump_vfs_unmount(). The routines available in this class can be found from the header <rump.h>. System Calls It is possible to execute certain system calls from rump. However, contrary to real system calls, the kernel is never entered, but the system call backend code compiled into rump is merely called as a direct function call. The autogenerated list of system calls currently available in rump can be found from the header <rump_syscalls.h>. Vnode Interface To sort out namespace collisions for non-NetBSD platforms, the whole vnode interface set is provided under a special names- pace. The operation is the same as in the kernel, but the interface names begin with the prefix RUMP_VOP. This class of routines is available from the autogenerated header <rumpvnode_if.h>. Before use rump must be initialized by calling rump_init().
p2k(3), rumpuser(3), ukfs(3)
rump first appeared in NetBSD 5.0.
Antti Kantee <>
rump is highly experimental and may change in header location, library name, API and/or ABI without warning. NetBSD 5.1 July 28, 2008 NetBSD 5.1
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