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       depmod.conf — Configuration file/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 depmod.conf and  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 file 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  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
                 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 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
                 priority over any likenamed module already  provided  by  the

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


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