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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
       usually 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)

                                                                     insmod(8)