update-modules - (re)generate /etc/modules.conf and /etc/chandev.conf
update-modules is a simple tool to manage /etc/modules.conf and
/etc/chandev.conf for the s390 architecture. The Linux module utilities
use one configuration file for all their configuration. This makes
it hard for packages to dynamically add information about their own
modules. To fix this update-modules has been introduced.
update-modules attempts to fix this by generating the configuration
file from seperate files which are located in /etc/modutils. All files
in that directory are assembled together to form /etc/modules.conf and
/etc/chandev.conf. There is also a special subdirectory (/etc/modu-
tils/arch) which contains information for special architectures.
update-modules determines the architecture and selects which file it
After generation a backup of the old file is put in /etc/mod-
ules.conf.old or /etc/chandev.conf.old.
There are two types of file you can put in /etc/modutils: normal files
and exectuable files. Normal files contain standard modules configuration
information, as described in modules.conf(5). Files with the suffix
.chandev contain the module options, as described in chandev(8).
The special file 0chandev.chandev contains the channel device layer
specific options. Executable files are executed and their output is
used as extra configuration information. Error messages sent to stderr
are not redirected.
update-modules will ignore files that match the following regular
(ie files with the extension .dpkg-new, .dpkg-orig, .dpkg-dist,
.dpkg-old, or whose filename end with a ~).
force update-modules check if the current /etc/modules.conf and
/etc/chandev.conf are generated files by checking for a special
tag on the first line. If this tag is not found generation is
aborted. By supplying force as parameter only a warning is
depmod(1) modules.conf(5) modprobe(8) chandev(8),
None of course! :)
This manual page was written by Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
for the Debian GNU/Linux system.
DEBIAN Debian GNU/Linux tools UPDATE-MODULES(8)
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