Re: [RFC] Flat /lib/modules/`uname -r`

From: Olaf Titz (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 11:39:07 EST

> > >That being said, the modutils toolchain should able to cope with modules
> > >which are symlinked to other modules for back-compatibility reasons.
> >
> > Using 'alias' in modules.conf would be a better idea.
> Yes, but that requires 'modprobe' and not a bare 'insmod', no?

Right. The user-visible frontend should be only "modprobe" anyway.

> Dave is concerned about breaking people's ability to switch between 2.2
> and 2.3 kernels with the same /etc/*. Adding an 'alias 3c575_cb 3c59x'
> to conf.modules would cause modprobe to fail if one booted back to 2.2?

"alias autofs autofs4" does the same. What about a weak aliasing
facility for modprobe? Use the alias if present, then try the original


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