DELETE_MODULE(2) Linux Programmer s Manual DELETE_MODULE(2)

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 programs 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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Linux 2006-02-09 DELETE_MODULE(2)