netstat is not working - netstat: kvm not available

Brooks Davis brooks at
Wed Aug 17 18:10:05 GMT 2005

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 09:40:08AM +0200, Ralf Neeb wrote:
> Hi,
> I cvsup'ed my machine recently to tag=RELENG_5 built the world built the kernel
> installed kernel installed world as described in the freebsd handbook.
> So I'm DEFINITELY sure that my kernel and my userland (world) are in sync.
> Now, if I'm trying to run netstat -r I receive the following error:
> netstat: kvm not available
> Routing tables
> rt_tables: symbol not in namelist
> Does anyone has an idea for fixing this problem?
> uname -a tells me the following:
> FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #0: Tue Aug 16 12:13:05 CEST 200
> 5     root at  i386

Deleting options from your custom kernel will cause problems like this.
You need to add back:

device mem

Work is underway to remove this dependency, but I don't know when we'll
commit it.

-- Brooks

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