modules-load.d — Configure kernel modules to load at boot
reads files from the above directories which contain kernel
modules to load during boot in a static list. Each configuration
file is named in the style of
Note that it is usually a better idea to rely on the automatic
module loading by PCI IDs, USB IDs, DMI IDs or similar triggers
encoded in the kernel modules themselves instead of static
configuration like this. In fact, most modern kernel modules are
prepared for automatic loading already.
The configuration files should simply contain a list of kernel module names to load, separated by newlines. Empty lines and lines whose first non-whitespace character is # or ; are ignored.
Configuration files are read from directories in
order of precedence, as listed in the SYNOPSIS section above. Files must have the
.conf" extension. Files in
/etc/ override files with the same name
/usr/lib/. Files in
/run/ override files with the same name
All configuration files are sorted by their filename in lexicographic order, regardless of which of the directories they reside in. If multiple files specify the same option, the entry in the file with the lexicographically latest name will take precedence. Thus, the configuration in a certain file may either be replaced completely (by placing a file with the same name in a directory with higher priority), or individual settings might be changed (by specifying additional settings in a file with a different name that is ordered later).
Packages should install their configuration files in
/usr/local/lib/ (local installs). Files in
are reserved for the local administrator, who may use this logic to override the configuration files
installed by vendor packages. It is recommended to prefix all filenames with a two-digit number and a
dash, to simplify the ordering of the files.
If the administrator wants to disable a configuration file supplied by the vendor, the recommended
way is to place a symlink to
/dev/null in the configuration directory in
/etc/, with the same filename as the vendor configuration file. If the vendor
configuration file is included in the initrd image, the image has to be regenerated.