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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
       processing  in  order  to  override  the module version supplied by the
       kernel.

       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.

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 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
              kernel.

       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.

                                 03 March 2009                  DEPMOD.CONF(5)