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GNU/Linux
RMMOD(8)                                                              RMMOD(8)



NAME
       rmmod - simple program to remove a module from the Linux Kernel

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

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

OPTIONS
       -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)).

       -w --wait
              Normally,  rmmod will refuse to unload modules which are in use.
              With this option, rmmod will isolate the module, and wait  until
              the  module  is  no longer used. Nothing new will be able to use
              the module, but it's up to you to make sure  the  current  users
              eventually  finish  with  it.   See lsmod(8)) for information on
              usage counts.

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

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

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

SEE ALSO
       modprobe(8), insmod(8), lsmod(8)



                                  2002-12-27                          RMMOD(8)