modules.dep --- List of module dependencies
The modules.dep as generated by module-init-tools depmod, lists the dependencies for every module in the directories under /lib/modules/version, where modules.dep is.
Blank lines, and lines starting with a '#' (ignoring spaces) are ignored. Other lines are of the form "filename: [filename?*", listing the complete dependencies for the first filename in descending order.
This file is used by modprobe to know the order to load modules (they are loaded right to left, and removed left to right).
This manual page Copyright 2002, Rusty Russell, IBM Corporation.