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Re: Description of kernel modules

Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:

> Randolph Chung wrote:
> > > Is there a list of kernel modules and their respective description
> > > around somewhere?  If so, where?
> > 
> > actually there is some simple mechanisms to query modules for parameters
> > and such. not necessary very detailed documentation, but it's better
> > than nothing. unfortunately not all modules support this yet.
> Can you go into details please?

Use `modinfo', e.g.: 

root:~# modinfo
usage: modinfo <parameters> <module>
  -a, --author            display module author
  -d, --description       display module description
  -f <str>
      --format <str>      print the <query-string>
  -p, --parameters        display module parameters
  -V, --version           show version
  -h, --help              this usage screen
root:~# modinfo -a old_tulip
Donald Becker <becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov>
root:~# modinfo -d old_tulip
Digital 21*4* Tulip ethernet driver
root:~# modinfo -p old_tulip
debug int
max_interrupt_work int
reverse_probe int
rx_copybreak int
options int array (min = 1, max = 8)
full_duplex int array (min = 1, max = 8)

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