INSMOD(8) insmod INSMOD(8)

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

insmod [filename] [module options...]

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.

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

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

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03/05/2024 kmod