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

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 08:50:00 EST

Olaf Titz wrote:
> > 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
> name?

Ask and ye shall sort-of receive. Keith's words:

:Try this
:probe eth0 3c575_cb 3c59x
:When eth0 is requested, try 3c575_cb. If that fails, try 3c59x. If
:all fail, complain. Requires modutils 2.3 which means an upgrade for
:kernel 2.2 users.


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