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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 does not
     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
     interface.

AUTHORS
     Doug Rabson <dfr@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD	9.3		       October 13, 2006			   FreeBSD 9.3

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

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