insmod - Man Page

Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel

Examples (TL;DR)


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) depmod(8)


Jon Masters <>


Lucas De Marchi <>


Referenced By

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

02/09/2023 kmod