List of all available kernel modules per version

Leon Gross leon.gross at
Thu Sep 23 13:32:40 EDT 2021

The first thing I am interested in a complete list of all kernel modules 
of the x86 plattform for any kernel version.
The problem I want to solve is a generalized way to find out the kernel 
versions in which modules first were supported.

One exmaple is the `nvme_tcp` module. Trough testing on machines running 
different kernels and stackoverflow articles
I figured out that it might have been supported since kernel version 
5.x. I would like to have a way to verfiy such kind of
information for any given module.


On 9/23/2021 6:57 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 06:39:22PM +0200, Leon Gross wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> If got more of a general question: Is there a way to list all the standard
>> kernel modules that are included in a specific kernel version?
> What do you mean by "standard" exactly?
> What architecture?  What types of hardware do you feel are "standard"?
>> And I don't meant the currently running modules I could get via lsmod but I
>> mean all the modules that are supported by a specific kernel version.
>> Or can I even derive these myself from the source tree, without even
>> compiling the kernel (that would be very helpful)?
> A random list of module names probably does not help much (hint, what
> hardware does the module that is called "option.ko" support?")
> What problem are you trying to solve here?
> thanks,
> greg k-h
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