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authorScott Rifenbark <>2014-10-13 10:12:27 -0700
committerRichard Purdie <>2014-10-18 16:15:26 +0200
commit55169b9141eae5bf5a9a9d81923779e036d312b2 (patch)
parent75fda358c338c6459d953b9f1d4de8f49333a016 (diff)
ref-manual: Updated module_conf variable
This description was a bit confusing with the way the general syntax was described so I re-wrote it a bit. Also, added the requirement that if you use module_conf for a given <modname>, then you must also include the <modname> as part of the new KERNEL_MODULE_PROBECONF variable. (From yocto-docs rev: 15b7819a0d9946ad6565576a6f28897e2dd724f9) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
1 files changed, 13 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml b/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
index 22b8f2e03e..b869bc91a1 100644
--- a/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
+++ b/documentation/ref-manual/ref-variables.xml
@@ -5344,8 +5344,9 @@ recipes-graphics/xorg-font/ = "${INC_PR}.3"
<glossentry id='var-module_conf'><glossterm>module_conf</glossterm>
- Specifies <filename>modprobe.d</filename> syntax lines
- for inclusion in the
+ Specifies
+ <ulink url=''><filename>modprobe.d</filename></ulink>
+ syntax lines for inclusion in the
<filename>/etc/modprobe.d/modname.conf</filename> file.
@@ -5355,19 +5356,23 @@ recipes-graphics/xorg-font/ = "${INC_PR}.3"
module recipe (e.g. a machine configuration file, a
distribution configuration file, an append file for the
recipe, or the recipe itself).
+ If you use this variable, you must also be sure to list
+ the module name in the
+ <filename>KERNEL_MODULE_PROBECONF</filename>
+ variable.
Here is the general syntax:
<literallayout class='monospaced'>
- module_conf_&lt;modname&gt; = "modprobe.d-syntax"
+ module_conf_&lt;modname&gt; = "&lt;modprobe.d syntax&gt;"
You must use the kernel module name override.
Run <filename>man modprobe.d</filename> in the shell to
- find out more information on the exact syntax for lines
+ find out more information on the exact syntax
you want to provide with <filename>module_conf</filename>.
@@ -5376,9 +5381,11 @@ recipes-graphics/xorg-font/ = "${INC_PR}.3"
OpenEmbedded build system to populate the
file with <filename>modprobe.d</filename> syntax lines.
- Here is an example:
+ Here is an example that adds the options
+ <filename>arg1</filename> and <filename>arg2</filename>
+ to a module named <filename>mymodule</filename>:
<literallayout class='monospaced'>
- module_conf_&lt;modname&gt; = "options modname arg1=val1 arg2=val2"
+ module_conf_mymodule = "options mymodule arg1=val1 arg2=val2"