Bug#328434: ITP: grepmap -- Parse module map files produced by depmod
Owner: Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : grepmap
Version : 0.1.0
Upstream Author : Scott James Remnant <email@example.com>
* URL : http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grepmap/
* License : GPL
Description : Parse module map files produced by depmod
This package contains a utility to parse the map files produced by the
depmod tool in the module-init-tools package and output the list of
modules you should load for a device.
We've been using this in Ubuntu for some time, so I know it works well;
I've just failed to get round to shifting it into Debian until now.
I realise that this package will eventually be superseded by changes in
(or rewrites of) the udev/hotplug stack. However, in the meantime it
allows the process of booting a system using hotplug to be substantially
sped up, by replacing some slow shell code that forks lots of
subprocesses with faster C code. I expect this to be useful when
experimenting with versions of d-i that use hotplug in the near future.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]