• modproble – This command is used for listing and loads the modules on a linux machine.

    [root@unixfoo root]# modprobe  -c | less
    # Generated by modprobe -c (2.4.25)
    path[boot]=/lib/modules/boot
    path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/2.4.21-40.ELsmp
    path[toplevel]=/lib/modules/2.4
    path[updates]=/lib/modules/updates
    path[kernel]=/lib/modules/kernel
    path[fs]=/lib/modules/fs
    path[net]=/lib/modules/net
    path[scsi]=/lib/modules/scsi
    <snip>

  • lsmod – This command lists the loaded modules on a linux machine.
  • insmod – This command tries to install a module into the running kernel.
  • rmmod – This command unloads loadable modules from the running kernel.

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