building kernel including GEOM_VINUM

Gary Jennejohn gljennjohn at
Fri Feb 4 13:40:49 UTC 2011

On Fri, 04 Feb 2011 12:37:46 +0100
Luca Pizzamiglio <l.pizzamiglio at> wrote:

> I'm Luca and I use FreeBSD for more than one year. And I'm happy for 
> that! I'm using 7.3 and 8.1.
> I started to use gvinum+geli and everything is fine.
> But I've a little problem: for a specific update procedure, I need to 
> build a kernel which includes Vinum, without module.

And why do you need it in the kernel?  If you load it from /boot/loader.conf
it will be running when the machine enters user mode.  Or don't you want to
have any modules?

> I read on FreeBSD 
> handbook that is possible (but not raccomended), but I don't find how...
> I missed something or GEOM_VINUM is available just as a module?

It would probably require some major hacking.  Apparently gvinum was
designed with using it only as a KLD in mind.

Gary Jennejohn

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