Dynamic loading of network kernel modules?

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Mar 18 02:38:25 PDT 2009

David Horn wrote:
 > I made a minor change to ifconfig to try kldloading the interface name
 > specified on the create wlandev XXXX (ifconfig already tries for
 > normal invocations, just needed to try with the wlandev interface)
 > [...]
 > This works nicely, however at startup, I still do not get the
 > interface up, or the kernel module loaded, so a second patch is
 > needed.

I don't understand why you have to patch anything.  It
seems to work for me out of the box.  For example, with
the following entries in /etc/rc.conf, all required KLD
modules are loaded automatically, and the interfaces
are up:

cloned_interfaces="vlan103 vlan105"
ifconfig_vlan103="inet vlan 103 vlandev bge0"
ifconfig_vlan105="inet vlan 105 vlandev bge0"

Best regards

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