cvs commit: src/usr.sbin Makefile src/sys/modules Makefile src/sys/modules/if_ndis Makefile src/sys/modules/ndis Makefile src/sys/conf files.i386 src/sys/compat/ndis cfg_var.h hal_var.h kern_ndis.c ndis_var.h ntoskrnl_var.h pe_var.h resource_var.h ...

Bill Paul wpaul at
Thu Dec 11 14:34:48 PST 2003

wpaul       2003/12/11 14:34:37 PST

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:
    usr.sbin             Makefile 
    sys/modules          Makefile 
    sys/conf             files.i386 
    share/man/man4/man4.i386 Makefile 
  Added files:
    sys/modules/if_ndis  Makefile 
    sys/modules/ndis     Makefile 
    sys/compat/ndis      cfg_var.h hal_var.h kern_ndis.c 
                         ndis_var.h ntoskrnl_var.h pe_var.h 
                         resource_var.h subr_hal.c subr_ndis.c 
                         subr_ntoskrnl.c subr_pe.c 
    sys/dev/if_ndis      if_ndis.c if_ndisvar.h 
    share/man/man4/man4.i386 ndis.4 
  Commit the first cut of Project Evil, also known as the NDISulator.
  Yes, it's what you think it is. Yes, you should run away now.
  This is a special compatibility module for allowing Windows NDIS
  miniport network drivers to be used with FreeBSD/x86. This provides
  _binary_ NDIS compatibility (not source): you can run NDIS driver
  code, but you can't build it. There are three main parts:
  sys/compat/ndis: the NDIS compat API, which provides binary
  compatibility functions for many routines in NDIS.SYS, HAL.dll
  and ntoskrnl.exe in Windows (these are the three modules that
  most NDIS miniport drivers use). The compat module also contains
  a small PE relocator/dynalinker which relocates the Windows .SYS
  image and then patches in our native routines.
  sys/dev/if_ndis: the if_ndis driver wrapper. This module makes
  use of the ndis compat API and can be compiled with a specially
  prepared binary image file (ndis_driver_data.h) containing the
  Windows .SYS image and registry key information parsed out of the
  accompanying .INF file. Once if_ndis.ko is built, it can be loaded
  and unloaded just like a native FreeBSD kenrel module.
  usr.sbin/ndiscvt: a special utility that converts foo.sys and foo.inf
  into an ndis_driver_data.h file that can be compiled into if_ndis.o.
  Contains an .inf file parser graciously provided by Matt Dodd (and
  mercilessly hacked upon by me) that strips out device ID info and
  registry key info from a .INF file and packages it up with a binary
  image array. The ndiscvt(8) utility also does some manipulation of
  the segments within the .sys file to make life easier for the kernel
  loader. (Doing the manipulation here saves the kernel code from having
  to move things around later, which would waste memory.)
  ndiscvt is only built for the i386 arch. Only files.i386 has been
  updated, and none of this is turned on in GENERIC. It should probably
  work on pc98. I have no idea about amd64 or ia64 at this point.
  This is still a work in progress. I estimate it's about %85 done, but
  I want it under CVS control so I can track subsequent changes. It has
  been tested with exactly three drivers: the LinkSys LNE100TX v4 driver
  (Lne100v4.sys), the sample Intel 82559 driver from the Windows DDK
  (e100bex.sys) and the Broadcom BCM43xx wireless driver (bcmwl5.sys). It
  still needs to have a net80211 stuff added to it. To use it, you would
  do something like this:
  # cd /sys/modules/ndis
  # make; make load
  # cd /sys/modules/if_ndis
  # ndiscvt -i /path/to/foo.inf -s /path/to/foo.sys -o ndis_driver_data.h
  # make; make load
  # sysctl -a | grep ndis
  All registry keys are mapped to sysctl nodes. Sometimes drivers refer
  to registry keys that aren't mentioned in foo.inf. If this happens,
  the NDIS API module creates sysctl nodes for these keys on the fly so
  you can tweak them.
  An example usage of the Broadcom wireless driver would be:
  # sysctl hw.ndis0.EnableAutoConnect=1
  # sysctl hw.ndis0.SSID="MY_SSID"
  # sysctl hw.ndis0.NetworkType=0 (0 for bss, 1 for adhoc)
  # ifconfig ndis0 <my ipaddr> netmask 0xffffff00 up
  Things to be done:
  - get rid of debug messages
  - add in ndis80211 support
  - defer transmissions until after a status update with
  - Create smarter lookaside list support
  - Split off if_ndis_pci.c and if_ndis_pccard.c attachments
  - Make sure PCMCIA support works
  - Fix ndiscvt to properly parse PCMCIA device IDs from INF files
  - write ndisapi.9 man page
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.153     +1 -1      src/share/man/man4/man4.i386/Makefile
  1.1       +124 -0    src/share/man/man4/man4.i386/ndis.4 (new)
  1.1       +46 -0     src/sys/compat/ndis/cfg_var.h (new)
  1.1       +40 -0     src/sys/compat/ndis/hal_var.h (new)
  1.1       +1049 -0   src/sys/compat/ndis/kern_ndis.c (new)
  1.1       +1174 -0   src/sys/compat/ndis/ndis_var.h (new)
  1.1       +105 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/ntoskrnl_var.h (new)
  1.1       +330 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/pe_var.h (new)
  1.1       +160 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/resource_var.h (new)
  1.1       +152 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/subr_hal.c (new)
  1.1       +1930 -0   src/sys/compat/ndis/subr_ndis.c (new)
  1.1       +497 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/subr_ntoskrnl.c (new)
  1.1       +537 -0    src/sys/compat/ndis/subr_pe.c (new)
  1.460     +6 -0      src/sys/conf/files.i386
  1.1       +961 -0    src/sys/dev/if_ndis/if_ndis.c (new)
  1.1       +121 -0    src/sys/dev/if_ndis/if_ndisvar.h (new)
  1.359     +2 -0      src/sys/modules/Makefile
  1.1       +9 -0      src/sys/modules/if_ndis/Makefile (new)
  1.1       +9 -0      src/sys/modules/ndis/Makefile (new)
  1.282     +1 -0      src/usr.sbin/Makefile

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