In BMC Performance Manager, a Knowledge Module (KM) that is not loaded by the PATROL Agent before a PATROL Console with a loaded KM of the same name connects to the agent. After a static KM is loaded by the agent, the static KM is never unloaded. The static KM continues to run for as long as the agent runs, even if all PATROL Consoles with a registered interest disconnect from the PATROL Agent. If the PATROL Agent stops, static KMs are not reloaded. See also disable a KM and preloaded KM.