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 <!--
   This file is part of systemd.
 
-  Copyright 2010 Brandon Philips
+  Copyright 2011 Lennart Poettering
 
   systemd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
   under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
         </refnamediv>
 
         <refsynopsisdiv>
+                <para><filename>/usr/lib/modules-load.d/*.conf</filename></para>
                 <para><filename>/etc/modules-load.d/*.conf</filename></para>
+                <para><filename>/run/modules-load.d/*.conf</filename></para>
         </refsynopsisdiv>
 
         <refsect1>
                 <title>Description</title>
 
                <para><command>systemd</command> uses
-               <filename>/etc/modules-load.d/</filename> to configure
+               files from the above directories to configure
                kernel modules to load during boot in a static list.
                Each configuration file is named in the style of
                <filename>/etc/modules-load.d/&lt;program&gt;.conf</filename>. Note
-               that it is usally a better idea to use the automatic
+               that it is usually a better idea to use the automatic
                module loading by PCI ID, by DMI ID or similar
                triggers configured in the kernel modules themselves
                instead of relying on static configuration like
                <title>Configuration Format</title>
 
                <para>The configuration files should simply contain a
-               list of kernel modul names to load, seperated by
+               list of kernel module names to load, separated by
                newlines. Empty lines and lines whose first
                non-whitespace character is # or ; are ignored.</para>
 
+                <para>Each configuration file is named in the style of
+                <filename>&lt;program&gt;.conf</filename>.
+                Files in <filename>/etc/</filename> overwrite
+                files with the same name in <filename>/usr/lib/</filename>.
+                Files in <filename>/run</filename> overwrite files with
+                the same name in <filename>/etc/</filename> and
+                <filename>/usr/lib/</filename>. Packages should install their
+                configuration files in <filename>/usr/lib/</filename>, files
+                in <filename>/etc/</filename> are reserved for the local
+                administration, which possibly decides to overwrite the
+                configurations installed from packages. All files are sorted
+                by filename in alphabetical order, regardless in which of the
+                directories they reside, to ensure that a specific
+                configuration file takes precedence over another file with
+                an alphabetically later name.</para>
         </refsect1>
 
         <refsect1>
                 <title>Example</title>
                 <example>
-                        <title>/etc/modules-load.d/uinput.conf example:</title>
+                        <title>/etc/modules-load.d/virtio-net.conf example:</title>
 
-                        <programlisting># Load uinput.ko at boot
-uinput</programlisting>
+                        <programlisting># Load virtio-net.ko at boot
+virtio-net</programlisting>
                 </example>
         </refsect1>