Stupid driver build/debug questions
pisymbol at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 08:51:16 PDT 2008
New to the FreeBSD kernel and I'm investigating a driver problem
(wasn't sure what list this should go on).
I was wondering how to make a driver statically built instead of a
loadable module? Is this an artifact of the driver source build or
the generic kernel configuration mechanism via options etc.? i.e.
does a driver need to use something different than the bsd.kmod.mk
template make file to build a static driver.
What I am trying to do is break at attach time more easily than
stepping through driver_probe_and_attach()/driver_attach_child() until
the attach routine gets called. I realize I can add a kdb_enter() but
I was trying to do this on a live system without rebuilding the kernel
(I understand this contradicts my first question but I still want to
know how to build drivers statically).
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to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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