best way to do FreeBSD kernel/userland development on OSX ?

Damjan Marion damjan.marion at
Mon Jun 20 21:19:20 UTC 2011

On Jun 20, 2011, at 10:53 PM, Luigi Rizzo wrote:

> i recently replaced my laptop with a mac, which opens the problem on
> how do i do FreeBSD development (including kernel work) on it.
> the option i am trying now is running a freebsd VM in virtualbox,
> but it is slightly slow and probably energy hungry.
> I'd like to keep the svn checkut outside the disk image but
> unfortunately the default filesystem on osx is case-insensitive
> so i can't do that -- unless someone shows me how to change
> the filesystem conventions.

According to some email threads this is not a smart option as it might
screw up some applications which assume that FS is case-insensitive.

I shrink my 1st partition and created 2nd one which is 
case sensitive. i'm using it for cross-compiling FreeBSD/ARM kernel.


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