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insmod(8)							     insmod(8)



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: if the
       filename is a hyphen, the module is taken  from	standard  input.  Most
       users will want to use modprobe(8) instead, which is cleverer.

       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 usu-
       ally gives more information about errors.

BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY
       This  version of insmod is for kernels 2.5.48 and above.	 If it detects
       a kernel with support for old-style modules (for which much of the work
       was done in userspace), it will attempt to run insmod.old in its place,
       so it is completely transparent to the user.

COPYRIGHT
       This manual page Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.


SEE ALSO
       modprobe(8), rmmod(8), lsmod(8), insmod.old(8)



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