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authorLucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>2012-03-30 13:37:16 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-03-30 16:03:15 -0700
commit970e2486492aa1eb47a436a5a4c81e92558986a9 (patch)
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parent096015236df46c64be8b86e41fd4e28522e5f7e5 (diff)
downloadlinux-stericsson-970e2486492aa1eb47a436a5a4c81e92558986a9.tar.gz
Documentation: remove references to /etc/modprobe.conf
Usage of /etc/modprobe.conf file was deprecated by module-init-tools and is no longer parsed by new kmod tool. References to this file are replaced in Documentation, comments and Kconfig according to the context. There are also some references to the old /etc/modules.conf from 2.4 kernels that are being removed. Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi> Acked-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de> Acked-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
-rw-r--r--Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/aoe/autoload.sh4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/fb/intel810.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/i2c/busses/scx200_acb2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/ide/ide.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/mono.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/baycom.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/bonding.txt43
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt11
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/e100.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ipv6.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/ltpc.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/networking/vortex.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/parport.txt13
-rw-r--r--Documentation/s390/3270.txt21
-rw-r--r--Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/scsi/aic7xxx.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/scsi/osst.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/serial/computone.txt8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/serial/rocket.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/serial/stallion.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt4
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt6
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP166
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/CMI83305
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction10
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/Opti8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/PAS164
-rw-r--r--Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules8
-rw-r--r--Documentation/usb/power-management.txt3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt14
-rw-r--r--Documentation/video4linux/Zoran2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Modules.conf2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt2
41 files changed, 120 insertions, 144 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt b/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
index b5aada9f20cc..5f5aa16047ff 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/aoe.txt
@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ CREATING DEVICE NODES
sh Documentation/aoe/mkshelf.sh /dev/etherd 0
There is also an autoload script that shows how to edit
- /etc/modprobe.conf to ensure that the aoe module is loaded when
+ /etc/modprobe.d/aoe.conf to ensure that the aoe module is loaded when
necessary.
USING DEVICE NODES
diff --git a/Documentation/aoe/autoload.sh b/Documentation/aoe/autoload.sh
index 78dad1334c6f..815dff4691c9 100644
--- a/Documentation/aoe/autoload.sh
+++ b/Documentation/aoe/autoload.sh
@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
#!/bin/sh
# set aoe to autoload by installing the
-# aliases in /etc/modprobe.conf
+# aliases in /etc/modprobe.d/
-f=/etc/modprobe.conf
+f=/etc/modprobe.d/aoe.conf
if test ! -r $f || test ! -w $f; then
echo "cannot configure $f for module autoloading" 1>&2
diff --git a/Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt b/Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt
index 6ccab88705cb..470fe4b5e379 100644
--- a/Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt
+++ b/Documentation/blockdev/floppy.txt
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ you can put:
options floppy omnibook messages
-in /etc/modprobe.conf.
+in a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/.
The floppy driver related options are:
diff --git a/Documentation/fb/intel810.txt b/Documentation/fb/intel810.txt
index be3e7836abef..a8e9f5bca6f3 100644
--- a/Documentation/fb/intel810.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fb/intel810.txt
@@ -211,7 +211,7 @@ Using the same setup as described above, load the module like this:
modprobe i810fb vram=2 xres=1024 bpp=8 hsync1=30 hsync2=55 vsync1=50 \
vsync2=85 accel=1 mtrr=1
-Or just add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
+Or just add the following to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/
options i810fb vram=2 xres=1024 bpp=16 hsync1=30 hsync2=55 vsync1=50 \
vsync2=85 accel=1 mtrr=1
diff --git a/Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt b/Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt
index dd9e944ea628..feac4e4d6968 100644
--- a/Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/fb/intelfb.txt
@@ -120,7 +120,7 @@ Using the same setup as described above, load the module like this:
modprobe intelfb mode=800x600-32@75 vram=8 accel=1 hwcursor=1
-Or just add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
+Or just add the following to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/
options intelfb mode=800x600-32@75 vram=8 accel=1 hwcursor=1
diff --git a/Documentation/i2c/busses/scx200_acb b/Documentation/i2c/busses/scx200_acb
index 7c07883d4dfc..ce83c871fe95 100644
--- a/Documentation/i2c/busses/scx200_acb
+++ b/Documentation/i2c/busses/scx200_acb
@@ -28,5 +28,5 @@ If the scx200_acb driver is built into the kernel, add the following
parameter to your boot command line:
scx200_acb.base=0x810,0x820
If the scx200_acb driver is built as a module, add the following line to
-the file /etc/modprobe.conf instead:
+a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ instead:
options scx200_acb base=0x810,0x820
diff --git a/Documentation/ide/ide.txt b/Documentation/ide/ide.txt
index e77bebfa7b0d..7aca987c23d9 100644
--- a/Documentation/ide/ide.txt
+++ b/Documentation/ide/ide.txt
@@ -169,7 +169,7 @@ When using ide.c as a module in combination with kmod, add:
alias block-major-3 ide-probe
-to /etc/modprobe.conf.
+to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/.
When ide.c is used as a module, you can pass command line parameters to the
driver using the "options=" keyword to insmod, while replacing any ',' with
diff --git a/Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset b/Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset
index ef3343eaa002..7534c6039adc 100644
--- a/Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset
+++ b/Documentation/isdn/README.gigaset
@@ -97,8 +97,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
2.5.): 1=on (default), 0=off
Depending on your distribution you may want to create a separate module
- configuration file /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset for these, or add them to a
- custom file like /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
+ configuration file like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf for these.
2.2. Device nodes for user space programs
------------------------------------
@@ -212,8 +211,8 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
options ppp_async flag_time=0
- to an appropriate module configuration file, like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset
- or /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
+ to an appropriate module configuration file, like
+ /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf.
Unimodem mode is needed for making some devices [e.g. SX100] work which
do not support the regular Gigaset command set. If debug output (see
@@ -237,8 +236,8 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
modprobe usb_gigaset startmode=0
or by adding a line like
options usb_gigaset startmode=0
- to an appropriate module configuration file, like /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset
- or /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
+ to an appropriate module configuration file, like
+ /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf
2.6. Call-ID (CID) mode
------------------
@@ -310,7 +309,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
options isdn dialtimeout=15
- to /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset, /etc/modprobe.conf.local or a similar file.
+ to /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf or a similar file.
Problem:
The isdnlog program emits error messages or just doesn't work.
@@ -350,8 +349,7 @@ GigaSet 307x Device Driver
The initial value can be set using the debug parameter when loading the
module "gigaset", e.g. by adding a line
options gigaset debug=0
- to your module configuration file, eg. /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset or
- /etc/modprobe.conf.local.
+ to your module configuration file, eg. /etc/modprobe.d/gigaset.conf
Generated debugging information can be found
- as output of the command
diff --git a/Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt b/Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt
index 4857acfc50f1..606bdb9ce036 100644
--- a/Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt
+++ b/Documentation/laptops/sonypi.txt
@@ -110,7 +110,7 @@ Module use:
-----------
In order to automatically load the sonypi module on use, you can put those
-lines in your /etc/modprobe.conf file:
+lines a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/:
alias char-major-10-250 sonypi
options sonypi minor=250
diff --git a/Documentation/mono.txt b/Documentation/mono.txt
index e8e1758e87da..d01ac6052194 100644
--- a/Documentation/mono.txt
+++ b/Documentation/mono.txt
@@ -38,11 +38,11 @@ if [ ! -e /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc/register ]; then
/sbin/modprobe binfmt_misc
# Some distributions, like Fedora Core, perform
# the following command automatically when the
- # binfmt_misc module is loaded into the kernel.
+ # binfmt_misc module is loaded into the kernel
+ # or during normal boot up (systemd-based systems).
# Thus, it is possible that the following line
- # is not needed at all. Look at /etc/modprobe.conf
- # to check whether this is applicable or not.
- mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
+ # is not needed at all.
+ mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
fi
# Register support for .NET CLR binaries
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/baycom.txt b/Documentation/networking/baycom.txt
index 4e68849d5639..688f18fd4467 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/baycom.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/baycom.txt
@@ -93,7 +93,7 @@ Every time a driver is inserted into the kernel, it has to know which
modems it should access at which ports. This can be done with the setbaycom
utility. If you are only using one modem, you can also configure the
driver from the insmod command line (or by means of an option line in
-/etc/modprobe.conf).
+/etc/modprobe.d/*.conf).
Examples:
modprobe baycom_ser_fdx mode="ser12*" iobase=0x3f8 irq=4
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index 080ad26690ae..d5e869814040 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -173,9 +173,8 @@ bonding module at load time, or are specified via sysfs.
Module options may be given as command line arguments to the
insmod or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either the
-/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file, or in a
-distro-specific configuration file (some of which are detailed in the next
-section).
+/etc/modrobe.d/*.conf configuration files, or in a distro-specific
+configuration file (some of which are detailed in the next section).
Details on bonding support for sysfs is provided in the
"Configuring Bonding Manually via Sysfs" section, below.
@@ -1021,7 +1020,7 @@ ifcfg-bondX files.
Because the sysconfig scripts supply the bonding module
options in the ifcfg-bondX file, it is not necessary to add them to
-the system /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file.
+the system /etc/modules.d/*.conf configuration files.
3.2 Configuration with Initscripts Support
------------------------------------------
@@ -1098,15 +1097,13 @@ queried targets, e.g.,
arp_ip_target=+192.168.1.1 arp_ip_target=+192.168.1.2
is the proper syntax to specify multiple targets. When specifying
-options via BONDING_OPTS, it is not necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf or
-/etc/modprobe.conf.
+options via BONDING_OPTS, it is not necessary to edit /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf.
For even older versions of initscripts that do not support
-BONDING_OPTS, it is necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf (or
-/etc/modprobe.conf, depending upon your distro) to load the bonding module
-with your desired options when the bond0 interface is brought up. The
-following lines in /etc/modules.conf (or modprobe.conf) will load the
-bonding module, and select its options:
+BONDING_OPTS, it is necessary to edit /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, depending upon
+your distro) to load the bonding module with your desired options when the
+bond0 interface is brought up. The following lines in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
+will load the bonding module, and select its options:
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 mode=balance-alb miimon=100
@@ -1152,7 +1149,7 @@ knowledge of bonding. One such distro is SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
version 8.
The general method for these systems is to place the bonding
-module parameters into /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf (as
+module parameters into a config file in /etc/modprobe.d/ (as
appropriate for the installed distro), then add modprobe and/or
ifenslave commands to the system's global init script. The name of
the global init script differs; for sysconfig, it is
@@ -1228,7 +1225,7 @@ network initialization scripts.
specify a different name for each instance (the module loading system
requires that every loaded module, even multiple instances of the same
module, have a unique name). This is accomplished by supplying multiple
-sets of bonding options in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example:
+sets of bonding options in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, for example:
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 -o bond0 mode=balance-rr miimon=100
@@ -1793,8 +1790,8 @@ route additions may cause trouble.
On systems with network configuration scripts that do not
associate physical devices directly with network interface names (so
that the same physical device always has the same "ethX" name), it may
-be necessary to add some special logic to either /etc/modules.conf or
-/etc/modprobe.conf (depending upon which is installed on the system).
+be necessary to add some special logic to config files in
+/etc/modprobe.d/.
For example, given a modules.conf containing the following:
@@ -1821,20 +1818,16 @@ add above bonding e1000 tg3
bonding is loaded. This command is fully documented in the
modules.conf manual page.
- On systems utilizing modprobe.conf (or modprobe.conf.local),
-an equivalent problem can occur. In this case, the following can be
-added to modprobe.conf (or modprobe.conf.local, as appropriate), as
-follows (all on one line; it has been split here for clarity):
+ On systems utilizing modprobe an equivalent problem can occur.
+In this case, the following can be added to config files in
+/etc/modprobe.d/ as:
install bonding /sbin/modprobe tg3; /sbin/modprobe e1000;
/sbin/modprobe --ignore-install bonding
- This will, when loading the bonding module, rather than
-performing the normal action, instead execute the provided command.
-This command loads the device drivers in the order needed, then calls
-modprobe with --ignore-install to cause the normal action to then take
-place. Full documentation on this can be found in the modprobe.conf
-and modprobe manual pages.
+ This will load tg3 and e1000 modules before loading the bonding one.
+Full documentation on this can be found in the modprobe.d and modprobe
+manual pages.
8.3. Painfully Slow Or No Failed Link Detection By Miimon
---------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt b/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt
index 10e8490fa406..cba74f7a3abc 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/dl2k.txt
@@ -45,12 +45,13 @@ Now eth0 should active, you can test it by "ping" or get more information by
"ifconfig". If tested ok, continue the next step.
4. cp dl2k.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net
-5. Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.conf:
+5. Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/dl2k.conf:
alias eth0 dl2k
-6. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script ifcfg-eth0
+6. Run depmod to updated module indexes.
+7. Run "netconfig" or "netconf" to create configuration script ifcfg-eth0
located at /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts or create it manually.
[see - Configuration Script Sample]
-7. Driver will automatically load and configure at next boot time.
+8. Driver will automatically load and configure at next boot time.
Compiling the Driver
====================
@@ -154,8 +155,8 @@ Installing the Driver
-----------------
1. Copy dl2k.o to the network modules directory, typically
/lib/modules/2.x.x-xx/net or /lib/modules/2.x.x/kernel/drivers/net.
- 2. Locate the boot module configuration file, most commonly modprobe.conf
- or modules.conf (for 2.4) in the /etc directory. Add the following lines:
+ 2. Locate the boot module configuration file, most commonly in the
+ /etc/modprobe.d/ directory. Add the following lines:
alias ethx dl2k
options dl2k <optional parameters>
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/e100.txt b/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
index 162f323a7a1f..fcb6c71cdb69 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
@@ -94,8 +94,8 @@ Additional Configurations
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
- an alias line to /etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing
- other system startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux
+ an alias line to /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf as well as editing other system
+ startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux
distributions ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the
proper way to configure a network device for your system, refer to your
distribution documentation. If during this process you are asked for the
@@ -103,7 +103,7 @@ Additional Configurations
PRO/100 Family of Adapters is e100.
As an example, if you install the e100 driver for two PRO/100 adapters
- (eth0 and eth1), add the following to modules.conf or modprobe.conf:
+ (eth0 and eth1), add the following to a configuraton file in /etc/modprobe.d/
alias eth0 e100
alias eth1 e100
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ipv6.txt b/Documentation/networking/ipv6.txt
index 9fd7e21296c8..6cd74fa55358 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ipv6.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ipv6.txt
@@ -2,9 +2,9 @@
Options for the ipv6 module are supplied as parameters at load time.
Module options may be given as command line arguments to the insmod
-or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either the
-/etc/modules.conf or /etc/modprobe.conf configuration file, or in a
-distro-specific configuration file.
+or modprobe command, but are usually specified in either
+/etc/modules.d/*.conf configuration files, or in a distro-specific
+configuration file.
The available ipv6 module parameters are listed below. If a parameter
is not specified the default value is used.
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
index e196f16df313..d75a1f9565bb 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ixgb.txt
@@ -274,9 +274,9 @@ Additional Configurations
-------------------------------------------------
Configuring a network driver to load properly when the system is started is
distribution dependent. Typically, the configuration process involves adding
- an alias line to /etc/modprobe.conf as well as editing other system startup
- scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions ship
- with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
+ an alias line to files in /etc/modprobe.d/ as well as editing other system
+ startup scripts and/or configuration files. Many popular Linux distributions
+ ship with tools to make these changes for you. To learn the proper way to
configure a network device for your system, refer to your distribution
documentation. If during this process you are asked for the driver or module
name, the name for the Linux Base Driver for the Intel 10GbE Family of
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ltpc.txt b/Documentation/networking/ltpc.txt
index fe2a9129d959..0bf3220c715b 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ltpc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ltpc.txt
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ the driver will try to determine them itself.
If you load the driver as a module, you can pass the parameters "io=",
"irq=", and "dma=" on the command line with insmod or modprobe, or add
-them as options in /etc/modprobe.conf:
+them as options in a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
alias lt0 ltpc # autoload the module when the interface is configured
options ltpc io=0x240 irq=9 dma=1
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/vortex.txt b/Documentation/networking/vortex.txt
index bd70976b8160..b4038ffb3bc5 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/vortex.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/vortex.txt
@@ -67,8 +67,8 @@ Module parameters
=================
There are several parameters which may be provided to the driver when
-its module is loaded. These are usually placed in /etc/modprobe.conf
-(/etc/modules.conf in 2.4). Example:
+its module is loaded. These are usually placed in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
+configuretion files. Example:
options 3c59x debug=3 rx_copybreak=300
@@ -425,7 +425,7 @@ steps you should take:
1) Increase the debug level. Usually this is done via:
a) modprobe driver debug=7
- b) In /etc/modprobe.conf (or /etc/modules.conf for 2.4):
+ b) In /etc/modprobe.d/driver.conf:
options driver debug=7
2) Recreate the problem with the higher debug level,
diff --git a/Documentation/parport.txt b/Documentation/parport.txt
index 93a7ceef398d..c208e4366c03 100644
--- a/Documentation/parport.txt
+++ b/Documentation/parport.txt
@@ -36,18 +36,17 @@ addresses should not be specified for supported PCI cards since they
are automatically detected.
-KMod
-----
+modprobe
+--------
-If you use kmod, you will find it useful to edit /etc/modprobe.conf.
-Here is an example of the lines that need to be added:
+If you use modprobe , you will find it useful to add lines as below to a
+configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:.
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto
-KMod will then automatically load parport_pc (with the options
-"io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto") whenever a parallel port device driver
-(such as lp) is loaded.
+modprobe will load parport_pc (with the options "io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto")
+whenever a parallel port device driver (such as lp) is loaded.
Note that these are example lines only! You shouldn't in general need
to specify any options to parport_pc in order to be able to use a
diff --git a/Documentation/s390/3270.txt b/Documentation/s390/3270.txt
index 7a5c73a7ed7f..7c715de99774 100644
--- a/Documentation/s390/3270.txt
+++ b/Documentation/s390/3270.txt
@@ -47,9 +47,9 @@ including the console 3270, changes subchannel identifier relative to
one another. ReIPL as soon as possible after running the configuration
script and the resulting /tmp/mkdev3270.
-If you have chosen to make tub3270 a module, you add a line to
-/etc/modprobe.conf. If you are working on a VM virtual machine, you
-can use DEF GRAF to define virtual 3270 devices.
+If you have chosen to make tub3270 a module, you add a line to a
+configuration file under /etc/modprobe.d/. If you are working on a VM
+virtual machine, you can use DEF GRAF to define virtual 3270 devices.
You may generate both 3270 and 3215 console support, or one or the
other, or neither. If you generate both, the console type under VM is
@@ -60,7 +60,7 @@ at boot time to a 3270 if it is a 3215.
In brief, these are the steps:
1. Install the tub3270 patch
- 2. (If a module) add a line to /etc/modprobe.conf
+ 2. (If a module) add a line to a file in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
3. (If VM) define devices with DEF GRAF
4. Reboot
5. Configure
@@ -84,13 +84,12 @@ Here are the installation steps in detail:
make modules_install
2. (Perform this step only if you have configured tub3270 as a
- module.) Add a line to /etc/modprobe.conf to automatically
- load the driver when it's needed. With this line added,
- you will see login prompts appear on your 3270s as soon as
- boot is complete (or with emulated 3270s, as soon as you dial
- into your vm guest using the command "DIAL <vmguestname>").
- Since the line-mode major number is 227, the line to add to
- /etc/modprobe.conf should be:
+ module.) Add a line to a file /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf to automatically
+ load the driver when it's needed. With this line added, you will see
+ login prompts appear on your 3270s as soon as boot is complete (or
+ with emulated 3270s, as soon as you dial into your vm guest using the
+ command "DIAL <vmguestname>"). Since the line-mode major number is
+ 227, the line to add should be:
alias char-major-227 tub3270
3. Define graphic devices to your vm guest machine, if you
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt b/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
index 64ac7093c872..e2d3273000d4 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/aic79xx.txt
@@ -215,7 +215,7 @@ The following information is available in this file:
INCORRECTLY CAN RENDER YOUR SYSTEM INOPERABLE.
USE THEM WITH CAUTION.
- Edit the file "modprobe.conf" in the directory /etc and add/edit a
+ Put a .conf file in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory and add/edit a
line containing 'options aic79xx aic79xx=[command[,command...]]' where
'command' is one or more of the following:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/aic7xxx.txt b/Documentation/scsi/aic7xxx.txt
index 18f8d1905e6a..7c5d0223d444 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/aic7xxx.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/aic7xxx.txt
@@ -190,7 +190,7 @@ The following information is available in this file:
INCORRECTLY CAN RENDER YOUR SYSTEM INOPERABLE.
USE THEM WITH CAUTION.
- Edit the file "modprobe.conf" in the directory /etc and add/edit a
+ Put a .conf file in the /etc/modprobe.d directory and add/edit a
line containing 'options aic7xxx aic7xxx=[command[,command...]]' where
'command' is one or more of the following:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
diff --git a/Documentation/scsi/osst.txt b/Documentation/scsi/osst.txt
index ad86c6d1e898..00c8ebb2fd18 100644
--- a/Documentation/scsi/osst.txt
+++ b/Documentation/scsi/osst.txt
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ recognized.
If you want to have the module autoloaded on access to /dev/osst, you may
add something like
alias char-major-206 osst
-to your /etc/modprobe.conf (before 2.6: modules.conf).
+to a file under /etc/modprobe.d/ directory.
You may find it convenient to create a symbolic link
ln -s nosst0 /dev/tape
diff --git a/Documentation/serial/computone.txt b/Documentation/serial/computone.txt
index 39ddcdbeeb85..a6a1158ea2ba 100644
--- a/Documentation/serial/computone.txt
+++ b/Documentation/serial/computone.txt
@@ -49,7 +49,7 @@ Hardware - If you have an ISA card, find a free interrupt and io port.
Note the hardware address from the Computone ISA cards installed into
the system. These are required for editing ip2.c or editing
- /etc/modprobe.conf, or for specification on the modprobe
+ /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf, or for specification on the modprobe
command line.
Note that the /etc/modules.conf should be used for older (pre-2.6)
@@ -66,7 +66,7 @@ b) Run "make config" or "make menuconfig" or "make xconfig"
c) Set address on ISA cards then:
edit /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/ip2.c if needed
or
- edit /etc/modprobe.conf if needed (module).
+ edit config file in /etc/modprobe.d/ if needed (module).
or both to match this setting.
d) Run "make modules"
e) Run "make modules_install"
@@ -153,11 +153,11 @@ the irqs are not specified the driver uses the default in ip2.c (which
selects polled mode). If no base addresses are specified the defaults in
ip2.c are used. If you are autoloading the driver module with kerneld or
kmod the base addresses and interrupt number must also be set in ip2.c
-and recompile or just insert and options line in /etc/modprobe.conf or both.
+and recompile or just insert and options line in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf or both.
The options line is equivalent to the command line and takes precedence over
what is in ip2.c.
-/etc/modprobe.conf sample:
+config sample to put /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
options ip2 io=1,0x328 irq=1,10
alias char-major-71 ip2
alias char-major-72 ip2
diff --git a/Documentation/serial/rocket.txt b/Documentation/serial/rocket.txt
index 1d8582990435..60b039891057 100644
--- a/Documentation/serial/rocket.txt
+++ b/Documentation/serial/rocket.txt
@@ -62,7 +62,7 @@ in the system log at /var/log/messages.
If installed as a module, the module must be loaded. This can be done
manually by entering "modprobe rocket". To have the module loaded automatically
-upon system boot, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file and add the line
+upon system boot, edit a /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf file and add the line
"alias char-major-46 rocket".
In order to use the ports, their device names (nodes) must be created with mknod.
diff --git a/Documentation/serial/stallion.txt b/Documentation/serial/stallion.txt
index 5c4902d9a5be..55090914a9c5 100644
--- a/Documentation/serial/stallion.txt
+++ b/Documentation/serial/stallion.txt
@@ -139,8 +139,8 @@ secondary address 0x280 and IRQ 10.
You will probably want to enter this module load and configuration information
into your system startup scripts so that the drivers are loaded and configured
-on each system boot. Typically the start up script would be something like
-/etc/modprobe.conf.
+on each system boot. Typically configuration files are put in the
+/etc/modprobe.d/ directory.
2.2 STATIC DRIVER CONFIGURATION:
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
index 6f75ba3b8a39..8c16d50f6cb6 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt
@@ -2044,7 +2044,7 @@ Prior to version 0.9.0rc4 options had a 'snd_' prefix. This was removed.
Install the necessary firmware files in alsa-firmware package.
When no hotplug fw loader is available, you need to load the
firmware via vxloader utility in alsa-tools package. To invoke
- vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.conf
+ vxloader automatically, add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
install snd-vx222 /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-vx222 && /usr/bin/vxloader
@@ -2168,10 +2168,10 @@ corresponds to the card index of ALSA. Usually, define this
as the same card module.
An example configuration for a single emu10k1 card is like below:
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
The available number of auto-loaded sound cards depends on the module
option "cards_limit" of snd module. As default it's set to 1.
@@ -2184,7 +2184,7 @@ cards is kept consistent.
An example configuration for two sound cards is like below:
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
# ALSA portion
options snd cards_limit=2
alias snd-card-0 snd-interwave
@@ -2194,7 +2194,7 @@ options snd-ens1371 index=1
# OSS/Free portion
alias sound-slot-0 snd-interwave
alias sound-slot-1 snd-ens1371
------ /etc/modprobe.conf
+----- /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf
In this example, the interwave card is always loaded as the first card
(index 0) and ens1371 as the second (index 1).
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
index a4c53d8961e1..654dd3b694a8 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/Audiophile-Usb.txt
@@ -232,7 +232,7 @@ The parameter can be given:
# modprobe snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
* Or while configuring the modules options in your modules configuration file
- - For Fedora distributions, edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file:
+ (tipically a .conf file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
alias snd-card-1 snd-usb-audio
options snd-usb-audio index=1 device_setup=0x09
@@ -253,7 +253,7 @@ CAUTION when initializing the device
- first turn off the device
- de-register the snd-usb-audio module (modprobe -r)
- change the device_setup parameter by changing the device_setup
- option in /etc/modprobe.conf
+ option in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
- turn on the device
* A workaround for this last issue has been applied to kernel 2.6.23, but it may not
be enough to ensure the 'stability' of the device initialization.
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
index ef42c44fa1f2..4ee35b4fbe4a 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/MIXART.txt
@@ -76,9 +76,9 @@ FIRMWARE
when CONFIG_FW_LOADER is set. The mixartloader is necessary only
for older versions or when you build the driver into kernel.]
-For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use
-the post-install command. For example, add the following entry to
-/etc/modprobe.conf for miXart driver:
+For loading the firmware automatically after the module is loaded, use a
+install command. For example, add the following entry to
+/etc/modprobe.d/mixart.conf for miXart driver:
install snd-mixart /sbin/modprobe --first-time -i snd-mixart && \
/usr/bin/mixartloader
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt b/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
index 022aaeb0e9dd..152ca2a3f1bd 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sound/alsa/OSS-Emulation.txt
@@ -19,7 +19,7 @@ the card number and the minor unit number. Usually you don't have to
define these aliases by yourself.
Only necessary step for auto-loading of OSS modules is to define the
-card alias in /etc/modprobe.conf, such as
+card alias in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf, such as
alias sound-slot-0 snd-emu10k1
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16 b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
index e0dc0641b480..e863f9cd5941 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
@@ -41,7 +41,7 @@ mpu_base I/O base address for activate MPU-401 mode
(0x300, 0x310, 0x320 or 0x330)
mpu_irq MPU-401 irq line (5, 7, 9, 10 or 0)
-The /etc/modprobe.conf will have lines like this:
+A configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/ directory will have lines like this:
options opl3 io=0x388
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=11 dma=3
@@ -51,8 +51,8 @@ Where the aedsp16 options are the options for this driver while opl3 and
ad1848 are the corresponding options for the MSS and OPL3 modules.
Loading MSS and OPL3 needs to pre load the aedsp16 module to set up correctly
-the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in the modprobe.conf
-file:
+the sound card. Installation dependencies must be written in configuration
+files under /etc/modprobe.d/ directory:
install ad1848 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i ad1848
install opl3 /sbin/modprobe aedsp16 && /sbin/modprobe -i opl3
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330 b/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
index 9c439f1a6dba..8a5fd1611c6f 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/CMI8330
@@ -143,11 +143,10 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_MSS=m
-Alma Chao <elysian@ethereal.torsion.org> suggests the following /etc/modprobe.conf:
+Alma Chao <elysian@ethereal.torsion.org> suggests the following in
+a /etc/modprobe.d/*conf file:
alias sound ad1848
alias synth0 opl3
options ad1848 io=0x530 irq=7 dma=0 soundpro=1
options opl3 io=0x388
-
-
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction b/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
index 75d967ff9266..42da2d8fa372 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/Introduction
@@ -167,8 +167,8 @@ in a file such as /root/soundon.sh.
MODPROBE:
=========
-If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded
-when requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.conf contains:
+If loading via modprobe, these common files are automatically loaded when
+requested by modprobe. For example, my /etc/modprobe.d/oss.conf contains:
alias sound sb
options sb io=0x240 irq=9 dma=3 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x300
@@ -228,7 +228,7 @@ http://www.opensound.com. Before loading the commercial sound
driver, you should do the following:
1. remove sound modules (detailed above)
-2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.conf
+2. remove the sound modules from /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
3. move the sound modules from /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc
(for example, I make a /lib/modules/<kernel>/misc/tmp
directory and copy the sound module files to that
@@ -265,7 +265,7 @@ twice, you need to do the following:
sb.o could be copied (or symlinked) to sb1.o for the
second SoundBlaster.
-2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.conf, for example,
+2. Make a second entry in /etc/modprobe.d/*conf, for example,
sound1 or sb1. This second entry should refer to the
new module names for example sb1, and should include
the I/O, etc. for the second sound card.
@@ -369,7 +369,7 @@ There are several ways of configuring your sound:
2) On the command line when using insmod or in a bash script
using command line calls to load sound.
-3) In /etc/modprobe.conf when using modprobe.
+3) In /etc/modprobe.d/*conf when using modprobe.
4) Via Red Hat's GPL'd /usr/sbin/sndconfig program (text based).
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti b/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
index c15af3c07d46..4cd5d9ab3580 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/Opti
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@ force the card into a mode in which it can be programmed.
If you have another OS installed on your computer it is recommended
that Linux and the other OS use the same resources.
-Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.conf
+Also, it is recommended that resources specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
and resources specified in /etc/isapnp.conf agree.
Compiling the sound driver
@@ -67,11 +67,7 @@ address is hard-coded into the driver.
Using kmod and autoloading the sound driver
-------------------------------------------
-Comment: as of linux-2.1.90 kmod is replacing kerneld.
-The config file '/etc/modprobe.conf' is used as before.
-
-This is the sound part of my /etc/modprobe.conf file.
-Following that I will explain each line.
+Config files in '/etc/modprobe.d/' are used as below:
alias mixer0 mad16
alias audio0 mad16
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16 b/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
index 3dca4b75988e..5c27229eec8c 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/PAS16
@@ -128,7 +128,7 @@ CONFIG_SOUND_YM3812
You can then get OPL3 functionality by issuing the command:
insmod opl3
In addition, you must either add the following line to
- /etc/modprobe.conf:
+ /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf:
options opl3 io=0x388
or else add the following line to /etc/lilo.conf:
opl3=0x388
@@ -158,5 +158,5 @@ following line would be appropriate:
append="pas2=0x388,10,3,-1,0,-1,-1,-1 opl3=0x388"
If sound is built totally modular, the above options may be
-specified in /etc/modprobe.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
+specified in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf for pas2, sb and opl3
respectively.
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
index e691d74e1e5e..bf5142a7be79 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ Note that it is no longer necessary or possible to configure sound in the
drivers/sound dir. Now one simply configures and makes one's kernel and
modules in the usual way.
- Then, add to your /etc/modprobe.conf something like:
+ Then, add to your /etc/modprobe.d/oss.conf something like:
alias char-major-14-* sb
install sb /sbin/modprobe -i sb && /sbin/modprobe adlib_card
@@ -66,12 +66,12 @@ args are expected.
Note that at present there is no way to configure the io, irq and other
parameters for the modular drivers as one does for the wired drivers.. One
needs to pass the modules the necessary parameters as arguments, either
-with /etc/modprobe.conf or with command-line args to modprobe, e.g.
+with /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf or with command-line args to modprobe, e.g.
modprobe sb io=0x220 irq=7 dma=1 dma16=5 mpu_io=0x330
modprobe adlib_card io=0x388
- recommend using /etc/modprobe.conf.
+ recommend using /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf.
Persistent DMA Buffers:
@@ -89,7 +89,7 @@ wasteful of RAM, but it guarantees that sound always works.
To make the sound driver use persistent DMA buffers we need to pass the
sound.o module a "dmabuf=1" command-line argument. This is normally done
-in /etc/modprobe.conf like so:
+in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf files like so:
options sound dmabuf=1
diff --git a/Documentation/usb/power-management.txt b/Documentation/usb/power-management.txt
index 817df299ea07..4204eb01fd38 100644
--- a/Documentation/usb/power-management.txt
+++ b/Documentation/usb/power-management.txt
@@ -179,7 +179,8 @@ do:
modprobe usbcore autosuspend=5
-Equivalently, you could add to /etc/modprobe.conf a line saying:
+Equivalently, you could add to a configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d
+a line saying:
options usbcore autosuspend=5
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt b/Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt
index 8977e7ce4dab..6e680fec1e9c 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/CQcam.txt
@@ -61,29 +61,19 @@ But that is my personal preference.
2.2 Configuration
The configuration requires module configuration and device
-configuration. I like kmod or kerneld process with the
-/etc/modprobe.conf file so the modules can automatically load/unload as
-they are used. The video devices could already exist, be generated
-using MAKEDEV, or need to be created. The following sections detail
-these procedures.
+configuration. The following sections detail these procedures.
2.1 Module Configuration
Using modules requires a bit of work to install and pass the
-parameters. Understand that entries in /etc/modprobe.conf of:
+parameters. Understand that entries in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf of:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=none
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 c-qcam
-will cause the kmod/modprobe to do certain things. If you are
-using kmod, then a request for a 'char-major-81-0' will cause
-the 'c-qcam' module to load. If you have other video sources with
-modules, you might want to assign the different minor numbers to
-different modules.
-
2.2 Device Configuration
At this point, we need to ensure that the device files exist.
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/Zoran b/Documentation/video4linux/Zoran
index 9ed629d4874b..b5a911fd0602 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/Zoran
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/Zoran
@@ -255,7 +255,7 @@ Load zr36067.o. If it can't autodetect your card, use the card=X insmod
option with X being the card number as given in the previous section.
To have more than one card, use card=X1[,X2[,X3,[X4[..]]]]
-To automate this, add the following to your /etc/modprobe.conf:
+To automate this, add the following to your /etc/modprobe.d/zoran.conf:
options zr36067 card=X1[,X2[,X3[,X4[..]]]]
alias char-major-81-0 zr36067
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Modules.conf b/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Modules.conf
index 753f15956eb8..8f258faf18f1 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Modules.conf
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/Modules.conf
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-# For modern kernels (2.6 or above), this belongs in /etc/modprobe.conf
+# For modern kernels (2.6 or above), this belongs in /etc/modprobe.d/*.conf
# For for 2.4 kernels or earlier, this belongs in /etc/modules.conf.
# i2c
diff --git a/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt b/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
index 34e2842c70ae..a051152ea99c 100644
--- a/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
+++ b/Documentation/video4linux/meye.txt
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ Module use:
-----------
In order to automatically load the meye module on use, you can put those lines
-in your /etc/modprobe.conf file:
+in your /etc/modprobe.d/meye.conf file:
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 meye