How to make my new driver be configurable in the kernel configuration file?

John Baldwin jhb at
Thu Nov 17 16:05:04 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 16 November 2005 09:34 pm, Yong Ma wrote:
> > Usually that's spelled '#include <dev/mydevice/mydevice.h>' since it
> > is relative to one of the -I paths.  In practice, however, it rarely
> > makes a difference.
> >
> > Warner
> Yes,it works.I made it as a "standard".but I want to make it as a
> "optional" so I can config it  in the kernel configuration file(MYKERNEL)
> as "device mydevice" to decide whether it will be load when system boots.
> It seemed not enough only add a line "dev/mydevice/mycevice.c      optional
>        device" in sys/conf/files.i386 .There will be a syntax error when
> config MYKERNEL. Something else needed?

No, that's all that's needed.  Perhaps you can post your diff against 
files.i386 and the line from MYKERNEL that is causing the error?

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