How to stop a kernel module from being loaded
If you need to stop a particular kernel module from loaded automatically or by a user then you can use modprobe's configuration directory.
The example below stops USB mass storage devices from being used.
First create a file with the following contents in the
$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/disable_usb_storage install usb_storage /bin/echo "USB storage devices not permitted"
When that module is used the following message will be displayed:
$ modprobe usb_storage USB storage devices not permitted
Last updated: 12/06/2008