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Python binding for kmod

Project description

kmodpy is a Python ctypes wrapper module for libkmod, exposing common module operations: listing installed modules, modprobe, modinfo, show_depends and rmmod.

Example (executed as root)

>>> import kmodpy
>>> km = kmodpy.Kmod()
>>> [m for m in km.list()]
[(u'nfs', 407706),
 (u'nfs_acl', 12741)
 ...
 (u'virtio_blk', 17549)]
>>> km.modprobe("loop", extra_options="max_loop=8")
>>> km.rmmod("loop")
>>> list(km.modinfo("loop"))
[('alias', 'char-major-10-237'), ('alias', 'block-major-7-*'),
 ('license', 'GPL'), ('parm', 'max_part:Maximum number of
 partitions per loop device'), ('parmtype', 'max_part:int'),
 ('parm', 'max_loop:Maximum number of loop
 devices'), ('parmtype', 'max_loop:int'), ('depends', ''),
 ('intree', 'Y'), ('vermagic', '3.12-1-amd64 SMP mod_unload
 modversions '), ('alias', 'devname:loop-control')]
>>> list(km.show_depends("ext4"))
['mbcache', 'crc16', 'jbd2']

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