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MODSTAT(8) NetBSD System Manager's Manual MODSTAT(8)
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modstat -- display status of loaded kernel modules
modstat [-n] [name]
The modstat utility displays the status of any kernel modules present in
The options are as follows:
Display the status of only the module with this name. Please
note that -n is optional.
In addition to listing the currently loaded modules' name, the informa-
tion reported by modstat includes:
CLASS Module class, such as "vfs", "driver", "exec", "misc" or "sec-
SOURCE Where the module was loaded from. "builtin" indicates that the
module was built into the running kernel. "boot" indicates
that the module was loaded during system bootstrap. "filesys"
indicates that the module was loaded from the file system.
SIZE Size of the module in bytes.
REFS Number of references held on the module. Disabled builtin mod-
ules will show a count of -1 here.
REQUIRES Additional modules that must be present.
The modstat utility exits with a status of 0 on success and with a
nonzero status if an error occurs.
module(7), modload(8), modunload(8)
The modstat command was designed to be similar in functionality to the
corresponding command in SunOS 4.1.3.
NetBSD 6.0 August 2, 2011 NetBSD 6.0