Where's /etc/modprobe.d/options gone?

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Wed Apr 22 11:19:04 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube said:

> marc wrote:
>> I need to add an options line to modprobe, but /etc/modprobe.d/options
>> no longer exists!
> Don't panic!
> It is still supported by the kernel, however the filename needs the
> .conf extension, i.e. /etc/modprobe.d/options.conf would be the file you
> create to save your options. Actually the filename doesn't matter as
> long as the .conf extension is used.

Thanks, Nils. I'll give that a go then. I eventually found some Debian 
dev notes that imply the same thing and also some mutterings about this 
not being supported longterm.

It would be good to know the plan for this change and the specifics.


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