Package kmod

Linux kernel module management utilities;a=summary

The kmod package provides various programs needed for automatic
loading and unloading of modules under 2.6, 3.x, and later kernels, as well
as other module management programs. Device drivers and filesystems are two
examples of loaded and unloaded modules.

File Formats (Section 5)
The order in which modules are processed by the depmod command can be altered on a global or per-module basis. This is typically useful in cases where built-in...
Because the modprobe command can add or remove more than one module, due to modules having dependencies, we need a method of specifying what options are to be...
modules.dep.bin is a binary file generated by depmod listing the dependencies for every module in the directories under /lib/modules/version. It is used by kmod...
System Administration (Section 8)
Linux kernel modules can provide services (called "symbols") for other modules to use (using one of the EXPORT_SYMBOL variants in the code). If a second module...
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...
kmod is a multi-call binary which implements the programs used to control Linux Kernel modules. Most users will only run it using its other names.
lsmod is a trivial program which nicely formats the contents of the /proc/modules, showing what kernel modules are currently loaded.
modinfo extracts information from the Linux Kernel modules given on the command line. If the module name is not a filename, then the /lib/modules/version...
modprobe intelligently adds or removes a module from the Linux kernel: note that for convenience, there is no difference between _ and - in module names...
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...