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       depmod.conf,   depmod.ddepmod.d  --  Configuration  file/directory  for


       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 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 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


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