depmod [-b basedir] [-e] [-F System.map] [-n] [-v] [version] [-A ]
depmod [-e] [-FSystem.map] [-n] [-v] [version] [filename ...]
Linux kernel modules can provide services (called "symbols") for
other modules to use (using EXPORT_SYMBOL in the code). If a
second module uses this symbol, that second module clearly
depends on the first module. These dependencies can get quite
depmod creates a list of module dependencies,
by reading each module under
and determining what symbols it exports, and what symbols it
needs. By default this list is written to
modules.dep in the same directory. If
filenames are given on the command line, only those modules are
examined (which is rarely useful, unless all modules are
If a version is provided, then that
kernel version's module directory is used, rather than the
current kernel version (as returned by "uname -r").
depmod will also generate various map files
in this directory, for use by the hotplug infrastructure.
This version of depmod is for kernels
2.5.48 and above. If it detects a kernel
with support for old-style modules, or the version specified is
before 2.5.48, it will attempt to run
depmod.old in its place, so it is completely
transparent to the user.
This manual page Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.
modprobe(8), modules.dep(5), depmod.old(8)