insmod man page

insmod — Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel


insmod [filename] [module options...]


insmod is a trivial program to insert a module into the kernel. Most users will want to use modprobe(8) instead, which is more clever and can handle module dependencies.

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.

See Also

modprobe(8), rmmod(8), lsmod(8), modinfo(8)


Jon Masters <>


Lucas De Marchi <>


Referenced By

insmod_selinux(8), ipvsadm(8), kmod(8), lsmod(8), modprobe(8), rmmod(8), sk98lin(4), wavelan(4).

02/23/2017 kmod insmod