Boot Loader Conf
gljennjohn at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 20 10:25:31 UTC 2011
On Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:01:19 +0100
Gary Jennejohn <gljennjohn at googlemail.com> wrote:
> tomdean wrote:
> > FreeBSD 9.0 (RC2) amd64. up-to-date.
> > I want to load a module, nvidia, on boot.
> > /boot/loader.rc contains
> > include /boot/loader.4th
> > start
> > /boot/loader.conf contains
> > cpuctl_load="YES"
> > nvidia_load="YES"
> > /boot/modules/ directory contains
> > nvidia.ko
> > /boot/kernel/ directory contains
> > cpuctl.ko
> > But, the modules are not loaded.
> > What am I missing?
> There's no cpuctl_load or nvidia_load in /boot/defaults/loader.conf in
> 9.0 or 10.0 (I looked at the source on fxr.watson.org for 9.0 since I
> run 10.0). So there's no way that this can work.
> Load these modules in /etc/rc.local.
> What's missing from the nividia-driver port is a start script which
> should land under $LOCALBASE/etc/rc.d.
Well, I was wrong. That's what I get for only looking at loader.conf.
Putting these into my loader.conf does result in the modules being
loaded at boot time, so I'm at a loss to explain why it doesn't work
for you (tomdean).
Looks like the loader is smart enough to interpret xxx_load to mean
"load module xxx from the usual module paths, if found."
Live and learn.
This makes me wonder what your kern.module_path is set to. Mine is
kern.module_path: /boot/test;/boot/modules (I booted from /boot/test).
But loading them in rc.local will definitely work and automate it
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