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DEPMOD.CONF(5)							DEPMOD.CONF(5)

NAME
       depmod.conf, depmod.d - 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
       (useful	for  adding comments). A '\' at the end of a line causes it to
       continue 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 pro‐
	      cessed by depmod. Directories are	 listed	 in  order,  with  the
	      highest  priority	 given	to  the first listed directory and the
	      lowest priority given to the last directory listed. 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 specific
	      module will be used when more than one module sharing  the  same
	      name is processed by the depmod command. It is possible to spec‐
	      ify one kernel or all kernels using the * wildcard.   modulesub‐
	      directory is the name of the subdirectory under /lib/modules (or
	      other module location) where the target module is installed.

	      For example, it is possible  to  override	 the  priority	of  an
	      updated  test module called kmp by specifying the following com‐
	      mand: "override kmp * extra".  This will ensure that any	match‐
	      ing  module  name	 installed under the extra subdirectory within
	      /lib/modules (or other module location) will take priority  over
	      any likenamed module already provided by the kernel.

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

SEE ALSO
       depmod(8)

				  2005-09-23			DEPMOD.CONF(5)
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