Package Details: modprobed-db 2.44-1

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Package Base: modprobed-db
Description: Keeps track of EVERY kernel module ever used - useful for make localmodconfig
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: modprobed_db
Replaces: modprobed_db
Submitter: graysky
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 234
Popularity: 0.54
First Submitted: 2013-11-15 22:21
Last Updated: 2020-07-05 20:06

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broken.pipe commented on 2012-09-09 17:24

is it possible to add some kind of diff feature to show which modules are new since the last storage?
sometimes i'm wondering which new module has been "modprobed" especially after a kernel upgrade from the repo!

lockheed commented on 2012-09-03 22:40

I have this modprobed.db gathering all the info of ever-used modules, except it doesn't.

The problem is, that although it does seem to retain the loaded module information for some time, if I leave it be and check it after few weeks, the modules that were used some are no longer listed. I thought this was supposed to only add new positions to the module list as the laptop is being used and not detract, regardless of how long ago given module was used.

misc commented on 2012-06-27 09:09

It's part of the kernel, else I wouldn't have written this. 'modprobed_db list' actually contains 'hid_logitech_dj', but I still have to enable it every time I compile.

IIRC the 'special HID drivers' menu only became a separate part of the kernel with a rather recent version, possibly 3.2, so the script might just not know about it. Guess I'll have to write that mail sometime.

graysky commented on 2012-06-24 20:21

@misc - modprobed_db does not disable anything - it simply logs loaded modules and optionally reloads them as you compile your kernel. If you are losing stuff, it is not the fault of this package. For example, how are the HID drivers loaded? From the linux kernel package or from an addon? If it is the latter, it is beyond the scope of this package; modules outside of the main kernel tarball are out of scope for this package. If they are inside the kernel tarball, and not getting built, you need to email Steven Rostedt and let him know that his shit doesn't work!

misc commented on 2012-06-24 20:06

Perhaps it's worth noting that this will disable some kernel functionality which doesn't get loaded as module, and thus might need to be re-enabled before compilation manually. Eg., the special HID drivers for most recent wireless Logitech mice.

misc commented on 2012-05-03 18:09

Would be lovely if this included another (optional) list for the opposite, ie automatic deselection of certain remaining modules.

For instance, all that Macintosh or ISDN nonsense, or especially the far to broad ALSA configuration, which compiles almost every driver — some ten dozen or so when one really needs exactly one.

graysky commented on 2012-01-20 19:16

@ridikulus_rat - I pulled it from github since this isn't a git package. The source is hosted on my own server now (

ridikulusrat commented on 2012-01-20 11:03

Where is the git repo for this? is deleted.

graysky commented on 2012-01-09 06:46

Updated to version 2.0

Changelog: Removed reload_database script and incorp. its functionality into /usr/bin/modprobed_db. Just run it without an argument to see the usage which is pretty trivial.

Note for folks using [testing]: I see that testing/kmod is set to replace core/module-init-tools! If you're running [testing] just manually modify the deps statement in the PKGBUILD to reflect this.

graysky commented on 2012-01-09 06:43

Updated to version 2.0

Changelog: Removed reload_database script and incorp. its functionality into /usr/bin/modprobed_db. Just run it without an argument to see the usage which is pretty trivial.