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modprobe - Add or remove kernel modules

New in version 1.4.

Synopsis

  • Add or remove kernel modules.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
name
yes
Name of kernel module to manage.
params
(added in 1.6)
no
Modules parameters.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Whether the module should be present or absent.

Examples

# Add the 802.1q module
- modprobe:
    name: 8021q
    state: present

# Add the dummy module
- modprobe:
    name: dummy
    state: present
    params: 'numdummies=2'

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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