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       rmmod [-f]  [-w]  [-s]  [-v]  [modulename]


       rmmod is a trivial program to remove  a  module  from  the
       kernel.   Most users will want to use modprobe(8) instead,
       with the -r option.


       -v --verbose
                 Print messages about what the program is  doing.
                 Usually  rmmod only prints messages 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.  Noone 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 the syslog, instead of standard

       -V --version
                 Show version of program, and  exit.   See  below
                 for caveats when run on older kernels.


       This version of rmmod is for kernels 2.5.48 and above.  If
       it detects a kernel with  support  for  old-style  modules
       (for  which  much  of  the work was done in userspace), it
       will attempt to run rmmod.old in its place, so it is  com­
       pletely transparent to the user.

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