Determine if a kernel is built with a specific option?
brampton at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 04:15:42 PST 2009
I was wondering how a autoconf configure script can determine if the
kernel is built with a particular option. In this case the code I have
can make use of the FreeBSD polling driver, which by default isn't
built into a kernel. So I want my configure script to determine if the
kernel supports it, if so sets a #define, otherwise doesn't.
In the past I have basically hacked my way though these configure
scripts by looking at other examples. One such example I found was for
Linux, which does something like this:
AC_CACHE_CHECK(for device polling kernel extension, ac_cv_linux_poll_extension,
[if grep polling `find_linuxpath include/linux/netdevice.h` >/dev/null
else ac_cv_linux_poll_extension=no; fi])
if test $ac_cv_linux_poll_extension = yes; then
So I simply want to figure out an equalavant check I can do on FreeBSD.
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