* [PATCH] README: make github mirror official
@ 2021-01-21 2:53 Lucas De Marchi
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From: Lucas De Marchi @ 2021-01-21 2:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
For some time I've been maintaining a read-only mirror on github.
I think it's time to allow patches flowing from there besides the
mailing list: I created a new org to host the project:
README | 4 +-
README.md | 126 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
2 files changed, 126 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/README b/README
index b541db9..59eb301 100644
@@ -7,9 +7,6 @@ Mailing list:
email@example.com (no subscription needed)
@@ -20,6 +17,7 @@ Git:
#kmod on irc.freenode.org
diff --git a/README.md b/README.md
index d3b84bd..a83b4ac 100644
@@ -2,4 +2,128 @@
[![Coverity Scan Status](https://scan.coverity.com/projects/2096/badge.svg)](https://scan.coverity.com/projects/2096)
-This is a ***mirror only***. Please see [README](../master/README) file for more information.
+ firstname.lastname@example.org (no subscription needed)
+ #kmod on irc.freenode.org
+ LGPLv2.1+ for libkmod, testsuite and helper libraries
+ GPLv2+ for tools/*
+kmod is a set of tools to handle common tasks with Linux kernel modules like
+insert, remove, list, check properties, resolve dependencies and aliases.
+These tools are designed on top of libkmod, a library that is shipped with
+kmod. See libkmod/README for more details on this library and how to use it.
+The aim is to be compatible with tools, configurations and indexes from
+Compilation and installation
+In order to compiler the source code you need following software packages:
+ - GCC compiler
+ - GNU C library
+ - ZLIB library
+ - LZMA library
+ ./configure CFLAGS="-g -O2" --prefix=/usr \
+ --sysconfdir=/etc --libdir=/usr/lib
+Configure automatically searches for all required components and packages.
+To compile and install run:
+ make && make install
+Run 'autogen.sh' script before configure. If you want to accept the recommended
+flags, you just need to run 'autogen.sh c'. Note that the recommended
+flags require cython be installed to compile successfully.
+Make sure to read the CODING-STYLE file and the other READMEs: libkmod/README
+Compatibility with module-init-tools
+kmod replaces module-init-tools, which is end-of-life. Most of its tools are
+rewritten on top of libkmod so it can be used as a drop in replacements.
+Somethings however were changed. Reasons vary from "the feature was already
+long deprecated on module-init-tools" to "it would be too much trouble to
+There are several features that are being added in kmod, but we don't
+keep track of them here.
+* 'modprobe -l' was marked as deprecated and does not exist anymore
+* 'modprobe -t' is gone, together with 'modprobe -l'
+* modprobe doesn't parse configuration files with names not ending in
+ '.alias' or '.conf'. modprobe used to warn about these files.
+* modprobe doesn't parse 'config' and 'include' commands in configuration
+* modprobe from m-i-t does not honour softdeps for install commands. E.g.:
+ install bli "echo bli"
+ install bla "echo bla"
+ softdep bla pre: bli
+ With m-i-t, the output of 'modprobe --show-depends bla' will be:
+ install "echo bla"
+ While with kmod:
+ install "echo bli"
+ install "echo bla"
+* kmod doesn't dump the configuration as is in the config files. Instead it
+ dumps the configuration as it was parsed. Therefore, comments and file names
+ are not dumped, but on the good side we know what the exact configuration
+ kmod is using. We did this because if we only want to know the entire content
+ of configuration files, it's enough to use find(1) in modprobe.d directories
+* there's no 'depmod -m' option: legacy modules.*map files are gone
+* module-init-tools used /proc/modules to parse module info. kmod uses
+ /sys/module/*, but there's a fallback to /proc/modules if the latter isn't
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