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    if you know lsmod...


    Could you please tell me, What does the "size" parameter in the output of lsmod command indicate?

    Are you sure about it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    As far as I know, it's the in-ram size of the module. The amount of space that the module image takes when it's loaded in ram.

    lsmod just formats the contents of /proc/modules in a nice tabular format and displays it. The man page for proc doesn't tell any useful info about that file either, so I guess that to be 100% sure you would need to look at the proc related code in the kernel source tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i92guboj View Post
    As far as I know, it's the in-ram size of the module. The amount of space that the module image takes when it's loaded in ram.

    lsmod just formats the contents of /proc/modules in a nice tabular format and displays it. The man page for proc doesn't tell any useful info about that file either, so I guess that to be 100% sure you would need to look at the proc related code in the kernel source tree.
    Thanks! I think, I'll do that.

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    "sudo modinfo modulename" may provide more information for you too.

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