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modload(1M)		System Administration Commands		   modload(1M)

NAME
       modload - load a	kernel module

SYNOPSIS
       modload [-p] [-e	exec_file] filename

DESCRIPTION
       The  modload  command loads the loadable	module	filename into the run-
       ning system.

       filename	is an object file produced by ld -r. If	 filename is an	 abso-
       lute  pathname then the file specified by that absolute path is loaded.
       If  filename does not begin with	a slash	(/), then  the	path  to  load
       filename	 is relative to	the current directory unless the  -p option is
       specified.

       The kernel's modpath variable can be set	using  the  /etc/system	 file.
       The  default  value of the kernel's modpath variable is set to the path
       where the operating system  was	loaded.	  Typically  this  is  /kernel
       /usr/kernel.

       For example, the	following command looks	for ./drv/foo:

       example#	modload	drv/foo

       The  following  command	looks  for  /kernel/drv/foo and	then /usr/ker-
       nel/drv/foo:

       example#	modload	-p drv/foo

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -e exec_file
	     Specify the name of a shell script	or  executable image file that
	     is	 executed  after the module is successfully loaded.  The first
	     argument passed is	the module ID (in decimal). The	other argument
	     is	module specific. The module specific information is: the block
	     and character major numbers for drivers, the system  call	number
	     for system	calls, or, for	other module types, the	index into the
	     appropriate kernel	table. See  modinfo(1M)

       -p    Use the kernel's internal modpath variable	as the search path for
	     the module.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       ld(1),  add_drv(1M), kernel(1M),	modinfo(1M), modunload(1M), system(4),
       attributes(5),  modldrv(9S),   modlinkage(9S),	modlstrmod(9S),	  mod-
       ule_info(9S)

       Writing Device Drivers

NOTES
       Use  add_drv(1M)	to add device drivers, not modload. See	Writing	Device
       Drivers for procedures on adding	device drivers.

SunOS 5.9			  1 Dec	1993			   modload(1M)

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