KLD support in FreeBSD/AMD64

Tim Robbins tjr at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 15 23:35:03 PDT 2004

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 03:59:06PM -0700, 4Front Technologies wrote:
> Hi,
> We are trying to get Open Sound System modules compiled under FreeBSD/AMD64.
> I looked at the /usr/share/examples/kld/cdev example and it fails to link:
> ld: cdev.kld: relocation R_X86_64_32S can not be used when making a shared 
> object; recompile with -fPIC
> cdev.kld: could not read symbols: Bad value
> If I add -fPIC to the compile files (I have to remove -mcmodel=kernel and 
> -no-redzone) then the module links but running kldload cdev.ko causes:
> kldload: unexpected relocation type 7
> link_elf: symbol copyinstr undefined
> We are seeing the same problems in our OSS modules. So is there any work 
> going on to add KLD support for FreeBSD/AMD64?

FreeBSD -CURRENT supports modules on amd64, but 5.2.1-R and -current
snapshots more than a few months old don't.


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