Compiling Linux modem drivers on FreeBSD?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Fri Nov 28 13:06:19 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 28, 2003 at 08:02:55AM +0000, aydun wrote:
> Hi,
> I've ended up with a SmartLink PCI softmodem (SmartPCI561).  SmartLink
> provide some drivers for Linux which apparently are quite good at
> This comes as some source code and some object files with needs to
> compiled against a kernel source tree - which looks simple enough on Linux.
> I have the linux_base port installed on FreeBSD 4.9.  I don't have a
> Linux kernel source tree, but is it just a matter of compiling against 
> the Linux kernel source and linking the Linux libraries?
> Even assuming it does compile, what are the chances of it actually working?

Zero, without changes to turn it into a FreeBSD driver.

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