Basic Linux kernel module administration commands
Basic Linux kernel module administration commands
Linux command syntaxLinux command description
ls -R /lib/modules/$(uname -r) Command to list all modules available for a given linux system
modinfo /path/to/module.ko Display module information
insmod kernel-module-name Install a module to a running kernel. NOTE: this command does not resolve module dependencies
modprobe kernel-module-name Install a module to a running kernel inlcuding dependencies
depmod -a Rebuild module dependancy database using /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.dep
insmod --force kernel-module-name Force insmod to load module even if its build for a defferent module version
modprobe -n -v kernel-module-name Display insmod commands to load module and its dependencies. Useful when modprobe gives up due to dependency problem
lsmod Display all modules currently loaded into a kernel
rmmod kernel-module-name Command to remove a module from a running kernel
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