modules.dep(5) — Linux manual page


MODULES.DEP(5)                 modules.dep                MODULES.DEP(5)

NAME         top

       modules.dep, modules.dep.bin - Module dependency information

SYNOPSIS         top



DESCRIPTION         top

       modules.dep.bin is a binary file generated by depmod listing the
       dependencies for every module in the directories under
       /lib/modules/version. It is used by kmod tools such as modprobe
       and libkmod.

       Its text counterpart is located in the same directory with the
       name modules.dep. The text version is maintained only for easy of
       reading by humans and is in no way used by any kmod tool.

       These files are not intended for editing or use by any additional
       utilities as their format is subject to change in the future. You
       should use the modinfo(8) command to obtain information about
       modules in a future proof and compatible fashion rather than
       touching these files.

COPYRIGHT         top

       This manual page originally Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM
       Corporation. Maintained by Jon Masters and others.

SEE ALSO         top

       depmod(8), modprobe(8)

AUTHORS         top

       Jon Masters <>

       Lucas De Marchi <>

COLOPHON         top

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