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       rmmod - Simple program to remove a module from the Linux Kernel


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


       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.


       -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.


       This manual page originally Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation. Maintained by
       Jon Masters and others.


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


       Jon Masters <>

       Lucas De Marchi <>