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KLDLOAD(8)              FreeBSD System Manager's Manual             KLDLOAD(8)

NAME
     kldload -- load a file into the kernel

SYNOPSIS
     kldload [-v] file ...

DESCRIPTION
     The kldload utility loads file.ko into the kernel using the kernel
     linker.  Note that if multiple modules are specified then an attempt will
     be made to load them all, even if some fail.  The .ko extension name is
     not mandatory when loading a given module using kldload.  It doesn't hurt
     to specify it though.

     The following option is available:

     -v      Be more verbose.

FILES
     /boot/kernel  directory containing loadable modules.  Modules must have
                   an extension of .ko.

EXIT STATUS
     The kldload utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

AUTOMATICALLY LOADING MODULES
     Some modules (pf, ipfw, ipf, etc.) may be automatically loaded at boot
     time when the corresponding rc.conf(5) statement is used.  Modules may
     also be auto-loaded through their addition to loader.conf(5).

SEE ALSO
     kldload(2), loader.conf(5), rc.conf(5), kldconfig(8), kldstat(8),
     kldunload(8)

HISTORY
     The kldload utility first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0, replacing the lkm(4)
     interface.

AUTHORS
     Doug Rabson <dfr@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD 6.2                    October 13, 2006                    FreeBSD 6.2

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | FILES | EXIT STATUS | AUTOMATICALLY LOADING MODULES | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | AUTHORS

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