Are there consequences to turning a kext on and off repeatedly?

Also, How can I check to make sure a specific kext is already on or off?

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I do not know how you turn kext on and off instead load and unload.

But, if you want to know current loaded kext's use Terminal.

kextstat > ~/Desktop/kexts.txt

This will output a text file to your Desktop of currently active kext.

  • or just type kextstat and read the output!
    – iconoclast
    Aug 17, 2016 at 14:21

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