This file displays a list of all modules loaded into the kernel. Its contents vary based on the configuration and use of your system, but it should be organized in a similar manner to this sample
/proc/modules file output:
This example has been reformatted into a readable format. Most of this information can also be viewed via the
nfs 170109 0 - Live 0x129b0000
lockd 51593 1 nfs, Live 0x128b0000
nls_utf8 1729 0 - Live 0x12830000
vfat 12097 0 - Live 0x12823000
fat 38881 1 vfat, Live 0x1287b000
autofs4 20293 2 - Live 0x1284f000
sunrpc 140453 3 nfs,lockd, Live 0x12954000
3c59x 33257 0 - Live 0x12871000
uhci_hcd 28377 0 - Live 0x12869000
md5 3777 1 - Live 0x1282c000
ipv6 211845 16 - Live 0x128de000
ext3 92585 2 - Live 0x12886000
jbd 65625 1 ext3, Live 0x12857000
dm_mod 46677 3 - Live 0x12833000
The first column contains the name of the module.
The second column refers to the memory size of the module, in bytes.
The third column lists how many instances of the module are currently loaded. A value of zero represents an unloaded module.
The fourth column states if the module depends upon another module to be present in order to function, and lists those other modules.
The fifth column lists what load state the module is in:
Unloading are the only possible values.
The sixth column lists the current kernel memory offset for the loaded module. This information can be useful for debugging purposes, or for profiling tools such as