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KLDLOAD(8)                BSD 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 following option is available:

     -v      Be more verbose.

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

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

AUTOMATICALLY LOADING MODULES
     Some modules (ipfw, ipf, etc.) may be automatically loaded at boot time
     by having their operation enabled in rc.conf(5).  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 <dfrATFreeBSD.org>

BSD                             April 25, 1997                             BSD