__copy_from_user — Copy a block of data from user space, with less checking.
|void * to,|
|const void __user * from,|
|unsigned long n|
void * to
Destination address, in kernel space.
const void __user * from
Source address, in user space.
unsigned long n
Number of bytes to copy.
Copy data from user space to kernel space. Caller must check
the specified block with
access_ok before calling this function.
Returns number of bytes that could not be copied. On success, this will be zero.
If some data could not be copied, this function will pad the copied data to the requested size using zero bytes.
An alternate version -
__copy_from_user_inatomic - may be called from
atomic context and will fail rather than sleep. In this case the
uncopied bytes will *NOT* be padded with zeros. See fs/filemap.h
for explanation of why this is needed.