insmod (8) - Linux Man Pages

insmod: Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel

NAME

insmod - Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel

SYNOPSIS

insmod [filename] [module options...]

DESCRIPTION

insmod

is a trivial program to insert a module into the kernel. Most users will want to use modprobe(8) instead, which is more clever and can handle module dependencies.

Only the most general of error messages are reported: as the work of trying to link the module is now done inside the kernel, the dmesg usually gives more information about errors.

COPYRIGHT

This manual page originally Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.

AUTHORS

Jon Masters <jcm [at] jonmasters.org>

Developer

Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi [at] gmail.com>

Developer

SEE ALSO

modprobe(8), rmmod(8), lsmod(8), modinfo(8) depmod(8)