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Bug#328434: ITP: grepmap -- Parse module map files produced by depmod

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>

* Package name    : grepmap
  Version         : 0.1.0
  Upstream Author : Scott James Remnant <scott@canonical.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I realise that this package will eventually be superseded by changes in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                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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