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Old 03-14-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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modprobe or insmod


What is the difference between modprobe and insmod.?
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diff `man modprobe` `man insmod`
Not literally, though ;}

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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.



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