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KLDCONFIG(8)              BSD System Manager's Manual             KLDCONFIG(8)

NAME
     kldconfig -- display or modify the kernel module search path

SYNOPSIS
     kldconfig [-dfimnUv] [-S name] [path ...]
     kldconfig -r

DESCRIPTION
     The kldconfig utility displays or modifies the search path used by the
     kernel when loading modules using the kldload(8) utility or the
     kldload(2) syscall.

     The following options are available:

     -d      Remove the specified paths from the module search path.

     -f      Do not display a diagnostic message if a path specified for
             adding is already present in the search path, or if a path speci-
             fied for removing is not present in the search path.  This may be
             useful in startup/shutdown scripts for adding a path to a file
             system which is still not mounted, or in shutdown scripts for
             unconditionally removing a path that may have been added during
             startup.

     -i      Add the specified paths to the beginning of the search path, not
             to the end.  This option can only be used when adding paths.

     -m      Instead of replacing the module search path with the set of paths
             specified, ``merge'' in the new entries.

     -n      Do not actually change the module search path.

     -r      Display the current search path.  This option cannot be used if
             any paths are also specified.

     -S name
             Specify the sysctl name to use instead of the default
             kern.module_path.

     -U      ``Unique-ify'' the current search path - if any of the directo-
             ries is repeated one or more times, only the first occurrence
             remains.  This option implies -m.

     -v      Verbose output: display the new module search path.  If the path
             has been changed, and the -v flag is specified more than once,
             the old path is displayed as well.

FILES
     /boot/kernel, /boot/modules, /modules
             The default module search path used by the kernel.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The kldconfig utility exits with a status of 0 on success and with a
     nonzero status if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO
     kldload(2), kldload(8), sysctl(8)

HISTORY
     The kldconfig utility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.4.

AUTHORS
     Peter Pentchev <roamATFreeBSD.org>

BSD                              June 15, 2001                             BSD