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depmod.conf(5)                File Formats Manual               depmod.conf(5)



NAME
       depmod.conf -- Configuration file/directory for depmod

DESCRIPTION
       The  order  in which modules are processed by the depmod command can be
       altered on a global or per-module basis. This is  typically  useful  in
       cases  where  built-in  kernel modules are complemented by custom built
       versions of the same and the user wishes to affect the priority of pro-
       cessing in order to override the module version supplied by the kernel.


       The  format of depmod.conf and files under depmod.d is simple: one com-
       mand per line, with blank lines and lines starting with # ignored (use-
       ful  for  adding  comments).  A  at the end of a line causes it to con-
       tinue on the next line, which makes the file a bit neater.


COMMANDS
       search subdirectory...
                 This allows you to specify the order  in  which  /lib/modules
                 (or  other configured module location) subdirectories will be
                 processed by depmod. Directories are listed  in  order,  with
                 the  highest priority given to the first listed directory and
                 the lowest to the last. The special keyword  built-in  refers
                 to the standard module directories installed by the kernel.


                 By default, depmod will give a higher priority to a directory
                 with the  name  updates         using  this  built-in  search
                 string:  "updates built-in" but more complex arrangements are
                 possible and are used in several popular distributions.


       override modulename kernelversion modulesubdirectory
                 This command allows you to override which version of  a  spe-
                 cific  module  will be used when more than one module sharing
                 the same name is processed by the depmod command. It is  pos-
                 sible  to specify one kernel or all kernels using the * wild-
                 card.  modulesubdirectory is the  name  of  the  subdirectory
                 under  /lib/modules (or other module location) where the tar-
                 get module is installed.


                 For example, it is possible to override the  priority  of  an
                 updated  test  module  called kmp by specifying the following
                 command: "override kmp * extra".  This will ensure  that  any
                 matching  module  name installed under the extra subdirectory
                 within /lib/modules (or other module location) will take pri-
                 ority  over any likenamed module already provided by the ker-
                 nel.


       include filename
                 Using this  command,  you  can  include  other  configuration
                 files, or whole directories, which is occasionally useful.


COPYRIGHT
       This manual page Copyright 2006, Jon Masters, Red Hat, Inc.




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