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Date:	Sat, 08 Dec 2007 03:19:19 -0500
From:	Jon Masters <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] depmod: sort output according to modules.order

On Sat, 2007-12-08 at 03:03 -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 22:55 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Kbuild now generates and installs modules.order along with modules.
> > This patch updates depmod such that it sorts module list according to
> > the file before generating output files.  Modules which aren't on
> > modules.order are put after modules which are ordered by
> > modules.order.
> Thanks. Please CC me in general on these patches :-)
> I was planning to also discuss ordering of module aliases entries, since
> we can have several modules providing the same modalias (this gets even
> worse on "Enterprise Linux" distributions, where we might have third
> party modules providing additional aliases). I guess this ordering is
> probably better than just a numeric sort, which was the original idea.

Actually, this still won't quite solve that problem, because modules not
installed in the kernel itself won't have ordering data supplied. Maybe
I need to do this, *and* then sort modaliases numerically aswell.


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