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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)