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kmod 16
- Bug fixes:
- Fix usage of readdir_r()
- Add some missing checks for memory allocation errors
- New features:
- Remove option from libkmod to allow waiting on module removal if
the module is being used. It's dangerous since it can block the
caller indefinitely.
- Improve compatibility with musl libc
- Add fallback implementation for compilers without _Static_assert(),
e.g. gcc < 4.6
- Minor optimizations to the hash table
- Make depmod warn if a module has incorrect devname specification
- Use cleanup attribute
kmod 15
- Bug fixes:
- kmod static-nodes doesn't fail if modules.devname isn't available
- Fix getting boolean parameter from kernel cmdline in case the value
is omitted
- Fix some mkdir_p() corner cases (used in testsuite and static-nodes)
- New features:
- kmod static-nodes creates parent directories if given a -o option
- kmod binary statically links to libkmod - if distro is only interested
in the kmod tool (for example in an initrd) it can refrain from
installing the library
- Add shell completion for kmod tool
kmod 14
- Bug fixes:
- Fix some format strings
- Protect against NULL being passed around to index
- Avoid calling syscall() with -1 when finit_module() is not available,
since this doesn't always work
- Fix not being able to remove alias due to checking the module's
- Minor fixes and refactors
- New features:
- Improve libkmod documentation, particularly on how flags are dealt
- Remove ability to build a static libkmod
- Add static-nodes command to kmod that parses modules.devname
generating output in useful formats
kmod 13
- Bug fixes:
- Add the long option --symbol-prefix option to depmod (it was absent)
and fix its behavior
- Don't abort if there's a bogus line in configuration file like "alias
psmouse off". Some distros are carrying this since the days of
- New features:
- Add support for finit_module(2). If the module is load straight from
the disk and without compression we use finit_module() syscall when
available, falling back to init_module() otherwise
- kmod_module_get_info() also returns the signature if the module is
signed and modinfo uses it
- Use secure_getenv if available
- rmmod understands builtin modules, just like modprobe does
- Improve compatibility with musl-libc
- Test cases exit with success when receiving a signal if they are
xfail tests
kmod 12
- Bug fixes:
- Fix removing vermagic from module when told to force load a module
- Fix removing __versions section when told to force load a module: we
need to mangle the section header, not the section.
- modinfo no longer fails while loading a module from file when path
contains ".ko" substring
kmod 11
- Improvements to testsuite:
- Fix testsuite defining symbols twice on 32 bit systems
- Allow to check generated files against correct ones
- New features:
- libkmod now keeps a file opened after the first call to
kmod_module_get_{info,versions,symbols,dependency_symbols}. This
reduces signficantly the amount of time depmod tool takes to
execute. Particularly if compressed modules are used.
- Remove --with-rootprefix from build system. It was not a great idea
after all and should not be use since it causes more harm then
- Hide --wait option on rmmod. This feature is being targeted for
removal from kernel. rmmod still accepts this option, but it's hidden
now: man page and usage() say nothing about it and if it's used,
user will get a 10s sleep. This way we can check and help if anyone
is using this feature.
- Refactor message logging on all tools, giving proper prefix, routing
everything to syslog when asked for, etc.
- Bug fixes:
- Fix parsing of modules.order when using compressed modules
- Usage messages go to stdout instead of stderr
- Fix memory leak in hash implementation
kmod 10
- New features:
- Read coresize from /sys if supported
- Add flag to kmod_module_probe_insert() to apply blacklisting during
probe only if mod is an alias. Now modprobe uses this flag by default.
This is needed to fix a change in behavior regarding module-init-tools
and ultimately makes us loading a blacklisted module.
- Better formatting in man pages
- Add option to disable building man pages at build time
- Fixes in the testsuite and refactoring of LDPRELOAD'ed libraries
- Re-licensing testsuite as LGPL
kmod 9
- Improvements to the testsuite:
- Check for correct handling of softdep loops
- Check for correct handling of install command loops
- Bug fixes:
- Fix build with compilers that don't support --gc-sections
- Handle errors when dealing with gzipped modules
- depmod now handles errors while writing indices, so it doesn't end up
with a corrupted index without telling the user
kmod 8
- No new features, small bug fixes only.
- Fix a bug in "modprobe -c" output: be compatible with
- Give a useful error message when init_module fails due to bad
parameter or unknown symbols
- Fix doc generation
kmod 7
- Re-order dirs for configuration files to match the change in systemd and
udev: now the priority is:
1. /etc/modprobe.d
2. /run/modprobe.d
3. /lib/modprobe.d
- Fix setting CFLAGS/LDFLAGS in build system. This prevented us from not
allowing the user to set his preferences.
- Bug fixes:
- Return same error codes of module-init-tools when removing modules
with modprobe
- Fix builtin output in "--show-depends" when target kernel is not the
same of the running kernel
- 'modprobe -r' always look at all command line arguments
- Fix '-q' usage in modprobe
kmod 6
- New API in libkmod:
- kmod_module_apply_filter(): a generic function to apply filters in a
list of modules. This deprecates the use of
- More tests in testsuite
- Add compatibility with uClibc again
- Lookup modules.builtin.bin to decide if a module is built in kernel
- Downgrade some log messages so we don't annoy people with useless messages
- Bug fixes:
- Flag --ignore-loaded was not being properly handled
- Infinite loop with softdeps
- Infinite loop with dumb user configuration with install commands
- Fix leak in index when there's a partial match
- Move repository and tarballs to
kmod 5
- Break libkmod's API to insert a module like modprobe does. It now accepts
extra an extra argument to print its action and acceptable flags were
- Share more code between modprobe and libkmod: using the new version of
kmod_module_probe_insert_module() it's possible to share a great amount of
code between modprobe and libkmod
- modprobe no longer works with paths: it only accepts module names and/or
aliases now.
- testsuite was added to repository, allowing automated tests to be run and
easing the way bugs are reproduced.
- modprobe: when dumping configuration ('-c' option) separate config
and indexes by adding a commented line between them.
- Fix bugs wrt normalizing aliases and module names
- Fix bug wrt inserting an alias that resolves to multiple modules: we should
not stop on the first error, but rather continue to try loading other
- Fix unaligned memory access in hash function, causing depmod to output wrong
information in ARMv5
- Fix man page build and install: now they are only installed if tools are
kmod 4
- New APIs in libkmod to:
- Get configuration lists: blacklists, install commands, remove
commands, aliases, options and softdeps
- Dump indexes
- Several bugs fixed in libkmod, modprobe, depmod and modinfo
- API documentation: if configure with run with --enable-gtk-doc, the API doc
will be generated by make. Gtk-doc is required for that.
- Man pages are built, which replace man pages from module-init-tools
- 'include' and 'config' options in *.conf files were deprecated
- configure is not run by Instead, a common set of options is
printed. If you are hacking on kmod, consider using bootstrap-configure
- 'modprobe -c' works as expected now. As opposed to module-init-tools, it
dumps the parsed configuration, not only the file contents.
kmod 3
- New APIs in libkmod to:
- Get symbols from module, parsing the ELF section
- Get dependency symbols
- Check if resources are still valid or if libkmod must be reloaded
- Insert module like modprobe, checking (soft-)dependencies, commands,
blacklist. It can run commands by itself and to call a callback
- Support to load modules compressed with xz
- Tools are now bundled together in a single tool called kmod. It can be
called using symlinks with the same names as tools from module-init-tools.
E.g: /usr/bin/lsmod -> /usr/bin/kmod. With this we are aiming to complete a
1:1 replacement of module-init-tools.
- The only missing tool, depmod, was added to kmod together with the necessary
APIs in libkmod.
- If a program using libkmod runs for a long time, as for example udev, it must
check if it doesn't have to re-load libkmod. A new helper function was added
in libkmod to check if context is still valid and udev is already using it.
- An 'unaligned access' bug was fixed. So those architecture that does not
handle unaligned access can use kmod, too.
kmod 2
Some bugs fixed: the worst of them was with an infinite loop when an alias
matched more than one module.
- New APIs in libkmod to:
- Get soft dependencies
- Get info from module files parsing ELF
- Get modversions from files parsing ELF
- Support to load gzipped kernel modules: kmod can be compiled with support to
gzipped modules by giving the --enable-zlib flag
- Support to forcefully load modules, both vermagic and modversion
- Support to force and nowait removal flags
- Configuration files are parsed in the same order as modprobe: files are
sorted alphabetically (independently of their dir) and files with the same
name obey a precedence order
- New tool: kmod-modinfo
- kmod-modprobe gained several features to be a 1:1 replacement for modprobe.
The only missing things are the options '--showconfig' and '-t / -l'. These
last ones have been deprecated long ago and they will be removed from
modprobe. A lot of effort has been put on kmod-modprobe to ensure it
maintains compabitility with modprobe.
- became the official mailing list for kmod
kmod 1
First version of kmod and its library, libkmod.
In the libkmod it's currently possible to:
- List modules currently loaded
- Get information about loaded modules such as initstate, refcount,
holders, sections, address and size
- Lookup modules by alias, module name or path
- Insert modules: options from configuration and extra options can be
passed, but flags are not implemented, yet
- Remove modules
- Filter list of modules using blacklist
- For each module, get the its list of options and install/remove
- Indexes can be loaded on startup to speedup lookups later
Tools provided with the same set of options as in module-init-tools:
- kmod-lsmod
- kmod-insmod
- kmod-rmmod
- kmod-modprobe, with some functionality still missing (use of softdep,
dump configuration, show modversions)