Re: [PATCH] Remove references to /etc/modprobe.conf

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At Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:51:46 -0300,
Lucas De Marchi wrote:
> Hi Takahashi,
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > At Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:41:16 -0300,
> > Lucas De Marchi wrote:
> >>
> >> 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@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > It's nice to correct the document, but the change like
> >
> > -  /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
> >
> > might be misleading since it looks as if the fixed config file name
> > must be used.
> What text do you prefer here? I used a mix of them throughout the
> patch. Generally when text said it was giving an example I used a
> fixed filename. Otherwise I used "/etc/modprobe.d/*.conf" or "a
> configuration file in /etc/modprobe.d/"

I think better to stick with an ambiguous name like the last two
above.  OK, in the case of aoe.conf, you have a script, so it should
be fine.  But floppy.conf, i810fb.conf, etc, are replaced from the
generic modprobe.conf by no particular reason.  This is what I'm

> > Also, the config file name should be with a number prefix.  At least,
> > it's recommended so in the recent distros to determine the loading
> > order.  However, which number to be used depends on pretty much on the
> > distribution.
> >
> > So, from both points, it'd be better to mention that it's an example
> > file name.
> Could you rephrase my change so I include it in a v2 patch?

If the file name isn't specified, I don't think you need to worry
about it.


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