Automatic unloading of kernel modules

Discussion in 'Kernel Questions' started by er.tarun.9986, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. er.tarun.9986

    er.tarun.9986 New Member

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask whether kernel modules that are loaded in kernel memory, but they are not getting used from long time, then in this case, what is the behaviour of kernel ? Does kernel unload modules or kernel modules remain in kernel memory until system is up ?

    Please guide me.

    Thanks and Regards,
  2. Ozzymud

    Ozzymud New Member

    auto unloading was removed in 2.6, usta have kerneld to do that, i aint bothered recently.

    afaik they just sit there now unless you remove with rmmod.

    there might be something i've missed in module-init-tools, dunno

    Here is some good reading:
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010

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