KO file extension - Linux kernel module
What is ko file? How to open ko files?
File type specification:
The ko file extension is sometimes used for Kernel modules in some Linux distributions.
Kernel Modules are pieces of code that can be loaded and unloaded into the kernel upon demand. They extend the functionality of the kernel without the need to reboot the system. For example, one type of module is the device driver, which allows the kernel to access hardware connected to the system.
The Linux kernel modules are located in /lib/modules folder.
The ko modules are also used by FreeBSD based systems.
The default software associated to ko file type:
Company or developer:
Various Linux developers
Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.
Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.
Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.
List of recommended software applications associated to the .ko file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open ko file, edit ko file, convert ko file, view ko file, play ko file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
- Others ko file
Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ko file - Linux kernel module
Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses ko file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).