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Re: Does restarting network services unload NIC module?



On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Naeem, Muhammad1
<muhammad1 naeem citi com> wrote:
> It doesn't. You have to unload the module if you are making any changes in module parameters.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Ray Van Dolson
> Sent: September 8, 2011 3:49 PM
> To: redhat-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: Does restarting network services unload NIC module?
>
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2011 at 12:40:21PM -0700, Matty Sarro wrote:
>> Simple question - when you type service network restart, does the
>> kernel unload the module or not?
>>
>> I ask because we're tangling with the bonding driver atm. After
>> modifying the mode from 6 to 1 in modprobe.conf and restarting network
>> services, I noticed there was no change. It wasn't until afterwards
>> that I realized I may have needed to rmmod and insmod.
>>
>> Any thoughts?
>> -Matty
>
> I haven't tested, but I'm guessing it does _not_ unload the kernel
> module.
>
> Ray
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Thanks all, much appreciated.
-Matty



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