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Question: File access within a device driver?

Forum: Supporting Functions
Keywords: file access device driver
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 10:51:25 GMT
From: Paul Osborn <>

I have a device driver which locates a custom ISA card in I/O space, and then needs to download a 6kb configuration file to an FPGA on the card.

Which functions should I use to read the datafile? Can stdio.h functions be used, or must special functions be used within the kernel?