rmmod man page

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

Synopsis

rmmod [-f] [-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)).
-s, --syslog
Send errors to syslog instead of standard error.
-V --version
Show version of program and exit.

See Also

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

Authors

Jon Masters <jcm@jonmasters.org>

Developer

Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com>

Developer

Referenced By

delete_module(2), insmod(8), kmod(8), modprobe(8).

07/20/2016 kmod rmmod