RMMOD(8)                            rmmod                           RMMOD(8)

NAME         top

       rmmod - Simple program to remove a module from the Linux Kernel

SYNOPSIS         top

       rmmod [-f] [-s] [-v] [modulename]

DESCRIPTION         top

       rmmod is a trivial program to remove a module (when module unloading
       support is provided) from the kernel. Most users will want to use
       modprobe(8) with the -r option instead.

OPTIONS         top

       -v, --verbose
           Print messages about what the program is doing. Usually rmmod
           prints messages only if something goes wrong.

       -f, --force
           This option can be extremely dangerous: it has no effect unless
           CONFIG_MODULE_FORCE_UNLOAD was set when the kernel was compiled.
           With this option, you can remove modules which are being used, or
           which are not designed to be removed, or have been marked as
           unsafe (see lsmod(8)).

       -s, --syslog
           Send errors to syslog instead of standard error.

       -V --version
           Show version of program and exit.

COPYRIGHT         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       modprobe(8), insmod(8), lsmod(8), modinfo(8)

AUTHORS         top

       Jon Masters <>

       Lucas De Marchi <>

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