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Version: 2002-12-27 (MeeGo - 06/11/10)

Section: 5 (Format de fichier)


modules.dep - List of module dependencies


The modules.dep as generated by module-init-tools depmod, lists the dependencies for every module in the directories under /lib/modules/version, where modules.dep is.

Blank lines, and lines starting with a '#' (ignoring spaces) are ignored. Other lines are of the form "filename: [filename]*", listing the complete dependencies for the first filename in descending order.

For example, if /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/a.ko depended on b.ko and c.ko in the same directory, and c.ko depended on b.ko as well, the file might look like:

 # This is a comment.
 /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/a.ko: /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/c.ko /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/b.ko
 /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/c.ko: /lib/modules/2.6.29/kernel/b.ko

This file is used by modprobe to know the order in which to load modules (they are loaded right to left, and removed left to right).

This manual page Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.


depmod(8), modprobe(8)