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MODULE_DEPEND(9)	 BSD Kernel Developer's	Manual	      MODULE_DEPEND(9)

NAME
     MODULE_DEPEND -- set kernel module	dependencies

SYNOPSIS
     #include <sys/param.h>
     #include <sys/module.h>

     MODULE_DEPEND(name, moddepend, int	minversion, int	prefversion,
	 int maxversion);

DESCRIPTION
     The MODULE_DEPEND() macro sets a dependency on another kernel module with
     name moddepend, which has registered its version with MODULE_VERSION().

     The MODULE_DEPEND() macro provides	hints to the kernel loader(8) and to
     the kernel	linker to ensure that the named	dependency is loaded prior to
     the existing module.  It does not change or dictate the order in which
     modules are initialized at	runtime.

     Three versions must be specified for moddepend:

     minversion	  The minimum version on which the current module can depend.

     maxversion	  The maximum version on which the current module can depend.

     prefversion  The preferred	version	on which the current module can	de-
		  pend.

EXAMPLES
     MODULE_DEPEND(foo,	bar, 1,	3, 4);

SEE ALSO
     DECLARE_MODULE(9),	module(9), MODULE_VERSION(9)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Alexander Langer <alex@FreeBSD.org>.

BSD			       January 11, 2005				   BSD

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