Jan 082017
 

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Aloha! Now that we have our new kernel installed, we may have a module we wish to manipulate. Modules allow users to get extra hardware support without making a new kernel. For example, if a kernel is made without HFS support, a user can still use the HFS filesystem without making a new kernel.

Just in case you do not fully understand modules, Window's equivalent to Linux's modules are called…

The Linux Kernel: Modules
The Linux Kernel: Modules
Source: Linux.org