kernel module configuration
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Aug 15 14:23:29 PDT 2004
Hanspeter Roth <hampi at rootshell.be> wrote:
> in the kernel configuration one can enable various devices by the
> respective 'device' statement. It seems that most drivers go into
> the kernel directly. Some drivers such as 'acpi' produce a kernel
> How is determined which modules become built in and which become
By the config file. If you enable the module in the config, it is
built into the kernel, otherwise a kld is generated.
> Can I have 'ohci' as a kernel module?
Whether or not a specific feature is capable of operating as a kernel
module or built in is specific to that feature. Some work very well
in either capacity (the FAT filesystem drivers for example) others
don't really work compiled into the kernel (vinum) and many others
_must_ be compiled into the kernel for them to work correctly (ISA
and PCI support, I believe)
I don't know specifically about ohci, but the man page for ohci would
be the first place to check.
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