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Name

insmod

Synopsis

                  insmod [options] file [symbol=value 
                  ...]

System administration command. Load the module file into the kernel, changing any symbols that are defined on the command line. If the module file is named file.o or file.mod, the module will be named file.

Options

-e file, --persist= file

Read persistent data from file. If module has no persistent data, this option is ignored. If the file parameter is the null string “”, use default file location.

-f, --force

Force loading of module, even if problems are encountered.

-h, --help

Print help message, then exit.

-k, --autoclean

Mark module to be removed when inactive.

-m, --map

Print a load map to standard output.

-n, --noload

Do everything needed to load file, but do not load it. Used to debug command line.

-o name, --name= name

Name module name instead of using the object file’s name.

-p, --probe

Check to see that the module can be successfully loaded.

-q, --quiet

Don’t print warnings or error messages.

-r, --root

Load modules not owned by the root account. By default these are rejected. This is a security risk.

-s, --syslog

Send messages to syslog instead of standard output.

-v, --verbose

Print additional information about progress of insmod.

-x, --noexport

If module does not explicitly export its own symbol table, do not export modules’ external symbols.

-y, --noksymoops

Do not add symbols used for debugging Oops to ksyms. These are required if the module has persistent data.

-L, --lock

Set a file lock on the module.

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