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Bug 87873

Summary: PATCH add automatic modules dependencies handling
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Need Real Name <gc>
Component: mkinitrdAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 9CC: mitr
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OS: Linux   
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a proposed patch to add this enhancement none

Description Need Real Name 2003-04-03 15:05:11 UTC
mkinitrd has never supported reading of /lib/modules/$kernel/modules.dep to
handle dependencies in loaded modules, hence deps must be explicitely written in
mkinitrd source, and bugs often appear when kernel people split/merge modules.

here is a patch that adds this missing feature.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-04-03 15:06:26 UTC
Created attachment 90866 [details]
a proposed patch to add this enhancement

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-04-24 13:37:15 UTC
not interested at all?

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-24 13:49:31 UTC
Just busy :(

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-06-11 03:42:28 UTC
Mostly committed.  Still have to do a couple of "dep" resolves by hand as
they're things that aren't necessarily direct module dependencies as far as
modutils is concerned even if they don't work otherwise (eg, the i2o stack).

Will be in 3.5.0-1

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-06-17 15:19:39 UTC
Thanks. You forgot to add me in the list of "contributors" at the top of
/sbin/mkinitrd (tested in 3.5.3) though.