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MODULES-LOAD(8) System Manager's Manual MODULES-LOAD(8)

Configure kernel modules to load at boot

modules-load [-nv]


modules-load reads files which contain kernel modules to load during boot from the list of locations below.
dry-run mode. This option does everything but actually insert or delete the modules.
verbose mode. Print messages about what the program is doing.

Configuration files are read from the following locations:

The configuration files should simply contain a list of kernel module names to load, separated by newlines. Empty lines and lines whose first non-whitespace character is # or ; are ignored.

# Load virtio-net.ko at boot


This program is a replacement for the modules-load utility provided by systemd.

Leah Neukirchen,

modules-load is in the public domain.
June 1, 2016 Linux