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Old 08-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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How to unload kernel module


Hello,
I need to unload a kernel module which has a very long name (stap8983664890.....).
The command that I should use is modprobe -r <kernel_module_name>
in my case, the name of the module is very long (and includes random characters). It is impossible to type all the characters because it takes time and it's error prone.
I tried with
modprobe -r | lsmod | grep "stap*"
(the name starts with "stap") but it didn't work.
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 08-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Hi,

You can try the following:
Code:
rmmod $(lsmod |grep stap* |awk '{print $1}')
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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grep doesn't use wildcards (at least, by default). That's why
grep "stap*"
won't work, unless * is part of the module name.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 07:11 AM   #4
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Thank you, it worked after removing the "*" character
 
  


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