FILP_OPEN(9) The Linux VFS FILP_OPEN(9)
NAME filp_open - open file and return file pointer
SYNOPSIS struct file * filp_open(const char * filename, int flags, int mode);
ARGUMENTS filename path to open
flags open flags as per the open(2) second argument
mode mode for the new file if O_CREAT is set, else ignored
DESCRIPTION This is the helper to open a file from kernelspace if you really have to. But in generally you should not do this, so please move along, nothing to see here..
COPYRIGHT Kernel Hackers Manual 2.6. June 2012 FILP_OPEN(9)