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DELETE_MODULE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2006-02-09
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NAME

delete_module - delete a loadable module entry  

SYNOPSIS

#include <linux/module.h>

int delete_module(const char *name);
 

DESCRIPTION

delete_module() attempts to remove an unused loadable module entry. If name is NULL, all unused modules marked auto-clean will be removed. This system call requires privilege.  

RETURN VALUE

On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.  

ERRORS

EBUSY
The module is in use.
EFAULT
name is outside the program's accessible address space.
EINVAL
name was an empty string.
ENOENT
No module by that name exists.
EPERM
The caller was not privileged (did not have the CAP_SYS_MODULE capability).
 

CONFORMING TO

delete_module() is Linux specific.  

SEE ALSO

create_module(2), init_module(2), query_module(2)


 

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