FreeBSD's problems as seen by the BSDForen.de community

Tom Evans tevans.uk at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 10 09:40:57 PST 2008


On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 11:23 -0600, Eric Anderson wrote:
> Tom Evans wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 15:39 +0000, Joao Barros wrote:
> >> On Jan 10, 2008 12:58 PM, Eric Anderson <anderson at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >>> Also - a really good (up to date) guide on setting up a nice development
> >>> environment would probably help huge amounts.  I know there are many
> >>> different environments, but that's great - we should write them all up.
> >>>   That would get more developers up-and-running quicker.
> >> This would be *MOST* welcome :-D
> > 
> > man 7 development
> > 
> > It is fairly simple to set up following those instructions.
> > 
> > 
> > Cheers
> > 
> > Tom
> 
> 
> That only covers part of the development process.  Once you get that 
> part set up, there are many other things to do.  Testing changes on a 
> real system, or testing them on a virtual machine, debugging crashes, etc.
> 
> Eric
> 

That is very true Eric - I for one would like to see how to setup and
test kernel changes on a QEMU VM.

Debugging crashes is covered by the developers handbook (1).

My point wasn't that everything is covered, but there is some very good
documentation already out there already.

Cheers

Tom

1:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/developers-handbook/kerneldebug.html
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