how can I load a kernel 2.6 module with the -f force option ?
I have a loadable module, simple enough I believe it should run on any 2.6 kernel. I want to force the load and test that assumption. How can I do it?
ismod does not seem to notice the -f in 2.7
modprobe has -f but cannot locate the module.
I tried: modprobe -f ./MYMODULE.ko
No go. So I read the manpage for modprobe which says: modprobe looks in the module directory /lib/modules/'uname -r'
So I copied MYMODULE.ko to /lib/modules/2.6.(the only directory in here) and type: modprobe -f MYMODULE.ko
Still can't locate MYMODULE.ko.
I notice there are no other .ko modules in that directory; so I go in deeper to kernel/drivers/char, guessing about the char directory, and copy MYMODULE.ko there.
modprobe -f MYMODULE.ko
Can't locate MYMODULE.ko
Why can't modprobe find the module?
If modprobe does find it, will modprobe -f work?
I don't have any dependencies. Is there any way to make insmod -f work?
After you build your module, you can copy it to /lib/modules:
Then you need to run depmod so that modprobe can find the driver and its dependencies:
Then you should be ready to modprobe.
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