KLDCONFIG(8) MidnightBSD System Manager’s Manual KLDCONFIG(8)

NAME

kldconfig — display or modify the kernel module search path

SYNOPSIS

kldconfig [−dfimnUv] [−S sysctlname] [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 specified 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 sysctlname

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

−U

‘‘Unique-ify’’ the current search path - if any of the directories 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.

EXIT STATUS

The kldconfig utility exits 0 on success, and >0 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 〈roam@FreeBSD.org〉

MidnightBSD 0.3 June 15, 2001 MidnightBSD 0.3