cvs commit: src/etc rc.subr src/share/man/man8 rc.subr.8

Yar Tikhiy yar at
Wed Jun 21 10:53:04 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 10:56:25AM +0100, Florent Thoumie wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 09:42 +0000, Yar Tikhiy wrote:
> > yar         2006-06-21 09:42:55 UTC
> > 
> >   FreeBSD src repository
> > 
> >   Modified files:
> >     etc                  rc.subr 
> >     share/man/man8       rc.subr.8 
> >   Log:
> >   Quite a number of rc.d scripts try to load kernel modules.  Many
> >   of them do that conditionally depending on kldstat.  The code is
> >   duplicated all over, but bugs can be uniqie.
> >   
> >   To make the things more consistent, introduce a new rc.subr function,
> >   load_kld, which takes care of loading a kernel module conditionally.
> >   
> >   (Found this lying for a while in my p4 branch for various hacks.)
> I added such a function some weeks ago (far more simple though). Talking
> with pjd, I've backed it out to use the somewhat straight-forward method
> he used in rc.d/geli.

rc.d/geli doesn't use kldload directlty, so it certainly won't
benefit from the function I introduced.

> I don't have a particular feeling against your function but it uses
> commands that may not be available early enough (getopt, egrep). While
> it's easy to remove the getopt dependency (see rc.d/mdconfig), it's not
> the case for egrep.

It's POSIX getopts, which ought to be a shell built-it by its design.
egrep is used with -e only, one can avoid using it if egrep isn't
available yet.  The only issue is true and false, I was sure they
were in /bin, but it can be fixed easily.


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