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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: do not check for ancient modutils tools
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 05:33, Cong Wang <> wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 14:50 -0200, Lucas De Marchi wrote:
>> scripts/ checks for the output of '-V' expecting that it has
>> module-init-tools in it. It's a hack to prevent users from using
>> modutils instead of module-init-tools, that only works with 2.4.x
>> kernels. This however prints an annoying warning for kmod tool, that is
>> currently replacing module-init-tools.
>> Rather than putting another check for kmod's version, just remove it
>> since users of 2.4.x kernel are unlikely to upgrade to 3.x, and if they
>> do, let depmod fail in that case because they should know what they are
>> doing.
>> Signed-off-by: Lucas De Marchi <>
> Acked-by: WANG Cong <>

Michal, mind picking this up? The warning it produces with kmod is
really misleading, and the check seems unnecessary these days.

Acked-By: Kay Sievers <>


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