device driver info

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Wed Jun 19 18:24:19 EST 2002

On Wed, Jun 19, 2002 at 09:08:58AM +1000, Brad Hards wrote:
> modinfo is probably what you are looking for. Here is a (purely random) 
> example:
> [bradh at localhost bradh]$ /sbin/modinfo CDCEther
> filename:    /lib/modules/2.4.19-pre6/kernel/drivers/usb/CDCEther.o
> description: "USB CDC Ethernet driver"
> author:      "Brad Hards and another"
> parm:        multicast_filter_limit int, description "CDCEther maximum number 
> of filtered multicast addresses"

That's totally awesome. I knew there had to be a program like this, but
could never find it.

/me files bug against modutils for not mentioning it on the manpages

Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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