lskmodules - list kernel driver modules in rpms or driver disk image files


lskmodules [-V | --verbose] [-i | --osimage osimage_names] [-c | --kitcomponent kitcomp_names] [-o | --osdistro osdistro_names] [-u | --osdistropudate osdistroupdate_names] [-x | --xml | --XML]

lskmodules [-? | -h | --help | -v | --version]


The lskmodules command finds the kernel driver module files (*.ko) in the specified input locations, runs the modinfo command against each file, and returns the driver name and description. If -x is specified, the output is returned with XML tags.

Input to the command can specify any number or combination of the input options.


-i|--osimage osimage_names

where osimage_names is a comma-delimited list of xCAT database osimage object names. For each osimage_name, lskmodules will use the entries in osimage.driverupdatesrc for the rpms and driver disk image files to search.

-c|--kitcomponent kitcomponent_names

where kitcomponent_names is a comma-delimited list of xCAT database kitcomponent object names. For each kitcomponent_name, lskmodules will use the entries in kitcomponent.driverpacks for the rpm list and the repodir of the kitcomponent.kitreponame for the location of the rpm files to search.

-o|--osdistro osdistro_names

where osdistro_names is a comma-delimited list of xCAT database osdistro object names. For each osdistro_name, lskmodules will search each <osdistro.dirpaths>/Packages/kernel-<kernelversion>.rpm file.

-u|--osdistroupdate osdistroupdate_names

where osdistroupdate_names is a comma-delimited list of xCAT database osdistroupdate table entries. For each osdistroupdate_name, lskmodules will search the <osdistroupdate.dirpath>/kernel-<kernelversion>.rpm file.


Return the output with XML tags. The data is returned as:

  <name> xxx.ko </name>
  <description> this is module xxx </description>

This option is intended for use by other programs. The XML will not be displayed. To view the returned XML, set the XCATSHOWXML=yes environment variable before running this command.


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  1. To list the kernel modules included in the driverpacks shipped with kitcomponent kit1_comp1-x86_64, enter:

    lskmodules -c kit1_comp1-x86_64