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authorLucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi>2012-03-30 13:37:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2012-03-30 16:03:15 -0700
commit78286cdf054212c6d2fe6524fbf673fb9ead1abe (patch)
tree6eee7972b83cfb77b9efab23f32fecbdb7695b6d /Documentation
parent970e2486492aa1eb47a436a5a4c81e92558986a9 (diff)
Documentation: replace install commands with softdeps
Install commands should not be used to specify soft dependencies among modules. When loading modules it's much better to have a softdep that modprobe knows what's being done than having to fork/exec another instance of modprobe to load the other module. By using a softdep user has also an option to remove the dependencies when removing the module (and if its refcount dropped to 0) Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <lucas.demarchi@profusion.mobi> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
3 files changed, 4 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index d5e869814040..bfea8a338901 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -1822,8 +1822,7 @@ modules.conf manual page.
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
+softdep bonding pre: tg3 e1000
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
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16 b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
index e863f9cd5941..ea8549faede9 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/AudioExcelDSP16
@@ -54,8 +54,8 @@ Loading MSS and OPL3 needs to pre load the aedsp16 module to set up correctly
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
+softdep ad1848 pre: aedsp16
+softdep opl3 pre: aedsp16
Then you must load the sound modules stack in this order:
sound -> aedsp16 -> [ ad1848, opl3 ]
diff --git a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
index bf5142a7be79..cdc039421a46 100644
--- a/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
+++ b/Documentation/sound/oss/README.modules
@@ -36,7 +36,7 @@ options adlib_card io=0x388 # FM synthesizer
Alternatively, if you have compiled in kernel level ISAPnP support:
alias char-major-14 sb
-post-install sb /sbin/modprobe "-k" "adlib_card"
+softdep sb post: adlib_card
options adlib_card io=0x388
The effect of this is that the sound driver and all necessary bits and

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