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Manual Pages  — MODULE_DEPEND

NAME

MODULE_DEPEND – set kernel module dependencies

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <sys/param.h>
#include <sys/module.h>

MODULE_DEPEND(name, moddepend, int minversion, int prefversion, int maxversion);

DESCRIPTION

The MODULE_DEPEND() macro sets a dependency on another kernel module with name moddepend, which has registered its version with MODULE_VERSION().

The MODULE_DEPEND() macro provides hints to the kernel loader(8) and to the kernel linker to ensure that the named dependency is loaded prior to the existing module. It does not change or dictate the order in which modules are initialized at runtime.

Three versions must be specified for moddepend:
minversion
  The minimum version on which the current module can depend.
maxversion
  The maximum version on which the current module can depend.
prefversion
  The preferred version on which the current module can depend.

EXAMPLES

MODULE_DEPEND(foo, bar, 1, 3, 4);

SEE ALSO

DECLARE_MODULE(9), module(9), MODULE_VERSION(9)

AUTHORS

This manual page was written by Alexander Langer <Mt alex@FreeBSD.org>.

MODULE_DEPEND (9) January 11, 2005

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