depmod.d man page on Manjaro

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       depmod.d - Configuration directory for depmod




       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
       processing in order to override the module version supplied by the

       The format of files under depmod.d is simple: one command 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 files a bit neater.

       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
	   priority given to the last directory listed. The special keyword
	   built-in refers to the standard module directories installed by the

	   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 specify one
	   kernel or all kernels using the * wildcard.	modulesubdirectory 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 kmod by specifying the following command:
	   "override kmod * extra". This will ensure that any matching 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.

       This manual page Copyright 2006-2010, Jon Masters, Red Hat, Inc.


       Jon Masters <>

       Robby Workman <>

       Lucas De Marchi <>

kmod				  04/06/2014			   DEPMOD.D(5)

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