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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for modload (netbsd section 8)

MODLOAD(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual			       MODLOAD(8)

NAME
     modload -- load a kernel module

SYNOPSIS
     modload [-fP] [-b var=boolean] [-i var=integer] [-s var=string] module
     modload -p [-b var=boolean] [-d var] [-i var=integer] [-m plist] [-s var=string]

DESCRIPTION
     The modload utility loads a kernel module specified by the module parameter into the running
     system.

     Modules are loaded from the default system module areas unless the module parameter contains
     a path separator character ('/').

     The options to modload are as follows:

     -b var=boolean   Pass the module a boolean property with the name var.  boolean may be
		      either true or false.

     -d var	      When used in conjuction with -m, delete var from the plist specified.

     -f 	      When a module is loaded, the kernel checks if the module is compatible with
		      the running kernel and will refuse to load modules that are potentially
		      incompatible.  This option disables compatibility checks.  Note: an incom-
		      patible module can cause system instability, including data loss or corrup-
		      tion.

		      This option is also required for re-enabling a builtin module that was dis-
		      abled using modunload(8).

     -i var=integer   Pass the module an integer property with the name var and integral value
		      integer.

     -m plist	      When used in conjuction with -p, merge new options with an existing prop-
		      erty list contained in plist.

     -P 	      This option tells the kernel not to load an associated property list.

     -p 	      Output a property list suitable for loading along with a module.	When
		      using this option, you do not need to specify a module.  Use -m and -d to
		      read and modify an existing property list.

     -s var=string    Pass the module a string property with the name var and string value
		      string.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The modload utility exits with a status of 0 on success and with a nonzero status if an
     error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     module(7), modstat(8), modunload(8)

HISTORY
     The modload command was designed to be similar in functionality to the corresponding command
     in SunOS 4.1.3.

BSD					  August 6, 2011				      BSD


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