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. November 2013 FILP_OPEN(9)