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NAME

       driverctl - Device driver control utility.

SYNOPSIS

       driverctl [OPTIONS] COMMAND [DEVICE [DRIVER]]

DESCRIPTION

       driverctl may be used to manipulate and inspect the system device driver choices.

       Devices  are  normally assigned to their sole designated kernel driver by default. However
       in some situations it may be desireable to override that default, for example  to  try  an
       older driver to work around a regression in a driver or to try an experimental alternative
       driver. Another common  use-case  is  pass-through  drivers  and  driver  stubs  to  allow
       userspace to drive the device, such as in case of virtualization.

       driverctl  integrates  with udev to support overriding driver selection for both cold- and
       hotplugged devices from the moment of discovery, but  can  also  change  already  assigned
       drivers,  assuming  they  are  not  in  use by the system. The driver overrides created by
       driverctl are persistent across system reboots by default.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

       -b|--bus <BUS>
           Operate on devices on a given bus, such as pci or usb.  Available  options  depend  on
           system  hardware and kernel, for example as of kernel 4.6.7 the USB subsystem does not
           yet support driver_override.  By default pci bus is used.

       --debug|--verbose|-v
           Verbose mode, output more detailed information during operation.

       -h|--help
           Output usage information.

       --noprobe
           Do not (re)probe the device after changing  the  driver.  Applies  to  the  *-override
           commands.

       --nosave
           Do not set/unset permanently. Applies to set-override and unset-override commands.

COMMANDS

       The following commands are understood:

       set-override <DEVICE> <DRIVER>
           Set  a driver override for a device. By default the current driver is unbound from the
           device, the new driver is  loaded  into  kernel,  bound  and  the  override  is  saved
           permanently.

           As a special case, specifying "none" as the driver will prevent any driver to be bound
           to the device until the override is removed.

       unset-override <DEVICE>
           Unset a driver override for a device. By default the current driver  is  unbound  from
           the  device, the default driver of the device is bound and the override is permanently
           removed.

       load-override <DEVICE>
           Load a previously set driver override for device from disk. There's usually no need to
           invoke this manually, the command exists mostly for udev interaction.

       list-devices [DEVICETYPE]
           List  currently  plugged,  overridable  system devices on a bus (pci by default) along
           with their current drivers. Any overridden  drivers  are  marked  with  [*].  With  -v
           options,  additional  device  description from udev database is shown to help identify
           devices.  It is possible to limit displayed devices by specifying a device type as  an
           optional argument, for example "network" to list only network devices.

       list-overrides [DEVICETYPE]
           List  currently  overridden  devices  on  a  bus  (pci  by  default)  With -v options,
           additional device description from udev database is shown to  help  identify  devices.
           It  is  possible to limit displayed devices by specifying a device type as an optional
           argument, for example "network" to list only network devices.

EXIT STATUS

       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

EXAMPLES

       Find devices currently driven by ixgbe driver:

       # driverctl -v list-devices | grep ixgbe
       0000:01:00.0 ixgbe (Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC)
       0000:01:00.1 ixgbe (Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC)

       Change them to use the vfio-pci driver:
       # driverctl set-override 0000:01:00.0 vfio-pci
       # driverctl set-override 0000:01:00.1 vfio-pci

       Find devices with driver overrides:
       # driverctl -v list-overrides
       0000:01:00.0 vfio-pci (Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC)
       0000:01:00.1 vfio-pci (Ethernet 10G 4P X520/I350 rNDC)

       Find network devices:
       # driverctl list-devices network
       0000:01:00.0 ixgbe
       0000:01:00.1 ixgbe
       0000:06:00.0 igb
       0000:06:00.1 igb

       Remove the override from slot 0000:01:00.1:
       # driverctl unset-override 0000:01:00.1

FILES

       /etc/driverctl.d/*

SEE ALSO

       udev(7) udevadm(8) lspci(8) lsusb(8)

                                                                                     driverctl(8)