insmod(8) — Linux manual page


INSMOD(8)                        insmod                        INSMOD(8)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       insmod [filename] [module options...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

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

AUTHORS         top

       Jon Masters <>

       Lucas De Marchi <>

COLOPHON         top

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