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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 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)

COLOPHON
       This page is part of release 3.22 of the Linux man-pages project.  A description of the project,  and  informa-
       tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             2006-02-09                  DELETE_MODULE(2)