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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 (when module unloading
       support is provided) 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  originally  Copyright  2002,  Rusty  Russell,  IBM
       Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.

SEE ALSO

       modprobe(8), insmod(8), lsmod(8)       modinfo(8)

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