DEPMOD.D(5)depmod.dDEPMOD.D(5)NAMEdepmod.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.
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.
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