Re: the files in /etc/modprobe.d/
On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 03:09:52AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Mar 03, Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 01:43:53AM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > > The upstream maintainers decided that in the future the files in
> > > /etc/modprobe.d/ will be processed only if they have a .conf suffix.
> > What is the point of this change, except to force an annoying transition on
> > people?
> Being sure to ignore backups, packaging systems files, etc.
> It's not that I like this much, but I'd rather not carry forever a patch
> to restore the old behaviour.
run-parts uses a set of simple regular expressions to ignore both backup
files and dpkg conffile leftovers. This is the relevent code from the
schroot run-parts class:
bool match = false;
static regex lanana_namespace("^[a-z0-9]+$");
static regex lsb_namespace("^_?([a-z0-9_.]+-)+[a-z0-9]+$");
static regex debian_cron_namespace("^[a-z0-9][a-z0-9-]*$");
static regex debian_dpkg_conffile_cruft("dpkg-(old|dist|new|tmp)$");
if ((regex_search(name, lanana_namespace) ||
regex_search(name, lsb_namespace) ||
regex_search(name, debian_cron_namespace)) &&
match = true;
You could easily adapt these expressions and logic (if needed,
they are very general) for use by modprobe.