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rmmod(8)										 rmmod(8)

NAME
       rmmod -- simple program to remove a module from the Linux Kernel

SYNOPSIS
       rmmod [-f]  [-w]  [-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_MOD-
		 ULE_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.

COPYRIGHT
       This manual page originally Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation. Maintained  by
       Jon Masters and others.

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

											 rmmod(8)
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