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agts 03-14-2004 12:44 PM

modprobe or insmod
 
Hi,

What is the difference between modprobe and insmod.?:)

Tinkster 03-14-2004 12:50 PM

diff `man modprobe` `man insmod`
Not literally, though ;}

Cheers,
Tink

lyle_s 03-14-2004 01:18 PM

modprobe is meant to be a user-friendly interface for loading and unloading kernel modules. For instance, modprobe will automatically load any modules that the one you're loading depends on.

insmod is a low level interface--modprobe calls insmod.

Lyle


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