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       depmod.conf, depmod.d - 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 pro
       cessing in order to override the module version supplied by the kernel.

       The format of depmod.conf and files under depmod.d is simple: one  com
       mand per line, with blank lines and lines starting with # ignored (use
       ful for adding comments).  A \ at the end of a line causes it  to  con
       tinue 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  pro
	      cessed  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 spec
	      ify one kernel or all kernels using the * wildcard.   modulesub
	      directory 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 com
	      mand: "override kmp * extra".  This will ensure that any	match
	      ing  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.

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

			       30 September 2006		DEPMOD.CONF(5)

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