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SubjectRe: [PATCH] depmod: sort output according to modules.order, take #2
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 06:25, Tejun Heo <htejun@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jon Masters wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 20:36 +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
>>
>>> Jon, this patch hasn't made into module-init-tools
>>
>> I'm redoing it to cope with the binary sorted output files we have now -
>> i.e. we can't just rely upon the order of modules.dep any more, what
>> you're actually trying to do with modules.order is ensure that e.g.
>> modules providing conflicting aliases get handled in "order".
>
> Yes, that's right. Ah... so, now modules.dep is sorted to speed up
> module look up?

It's a match tree, stored in a binary file format, not a specific ordering.

> Is this code already in module-init-tools?

http://git.kernel.org/?p=utils/kernel/module-init-tools/module-init-tools.git;a=summary

Kay


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