[linux-dvb] Missing dependencies in *.ko files
xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Mon Jan 8 11:59:39 CET 2007
On Sun, 7 Jan 2007, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> If I use the latest driver from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~endriss/v4l-dvb-av7110-refactoring
> there are apparently dependencies missing in some *.ko files, so my script
> can't find out which additional modules to load.
> For example, /sbin/modinfo -F depends dvb-ttpci.ko returns
> while in the driver version as of 2006-11-04 it returns
> Is there something wrong, or am I missing something here?
There is a new system called dvb_attach() that makes those front-end module
dependencies dynamic. They don't show up in the list of module
dependencies from modinfo and don't need to be loaded before the module is
loaded. Instead, dvb-ttpci will dynamically load the front-end modules
that it needs, and only the modules that it needs for your particular card.
If you are trying to auto-load the modules without installing them you can
disable dvb_attach and get static dependencies back.
More information about the linux-dvb