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#1 2005-07-28 19:59:00

jackmetal
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Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

I've been poking around, trying to find a list of all available Linux kernel Modules..  Does anyone know where such a list may be located?

Basically looking for something that gives the module name (like - nvidia) and then a quick explanation or description of it (like - nVidia Video Card Module).

If I find something, I'll stick it on the wiki; but thought someone may have already run across it somewhere.

thanks!!


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#2 2005-07-28 20:21:49

phrakture
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

ummm list all modules?

ls -R /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/

(or something to that effect)

module info?

modinfo nvidia

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#3 2005-07-28 20:36:47

jackmetal
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

Awwww Man!  I knew I'd get an answer like that.  lol

No, actually I saw a table a while back that listed all of the kernel modules by name and a brief description.  It's a nice quick reference when you're looking for something, but I haven't been able to find it again.  Just thought somebody else might have run across it.

Thanks though, nice try.  wink


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#4 2005-07-28 20:39:27

phrakture
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

you might be thinking of the pciids table, which contains the IDs for pci cards, a description, and the module it uses... that's the only think I can think of

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#5 2005-07-28 20:45:09

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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

you may be thinking of lsmod too... it only lists loaded modules, not available modules though.

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#6 2005-07-28 21:01:20

jackmetal
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

I'll post a link if I ever run across it again.  It was a spreadsheet or table on a website I saw a while back.  Just a quick reference of all the modules broken down into categories and with a short description. 

Now that I think about it, I could probably make a similar one with a loop that does an ls on the modules directory and then cuts the description from the modinfo on each.  Hmmm...  I'll have to give it a shot.  :-)


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#7 2013-07-28 04:09:26

jimbob67
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

This will provide a list of modules
modprobe -c | less

An example output portion will look like this:
.......
alias pci:v00001133d0000E00Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i* hisax
alias pci:v00001133d0000E005sv*sd*bc*sc*i* hisax
alias pci:v00001133d0000E004sv*sd*bc*sc*i* hisax
alias pci:v00001133d0000E002sv*sd*bc*sc*i* hisax
alias pci:v00001244d00000A00sv*sd*bc*sc*i* hisax
alias pcmcia:m*c*f*fn*pfn*paD79E0B84pb21D083AEpc*pd* sedlbauer_cs
alias pcmcia:m*c*f*fn*pfn*pa81FB79F5pbE4E9BC12pcB391AB4Cpd* sedlbauer_cs
alias pcmcia:m*c*f*fn*pfn*pa81FB79F5pbE4E9BC12pc8DB143FEpd* sedlbauer_cs
.........

To get information on what each module does

yum -y install kernel-doc      --This will install the kernel documentation to /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/Documentation      (* is the version of the kernel you are using)

If we wanted to get info on the 'hisax' module
cd /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/Documentation
grep -R -i hisax *                  --This will list any docs on the module, in this case will find that it is a driver for a Siemens ISDN card

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#8 2013-07-28 04:27:22

jasonwryan
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Re: Listing of All Linux Kernel Modules

Wow! Eight year necrobump. Now that you have set the record, please leave old threads buried...
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … Bumping.27


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