Kernel Question

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Mon Jan 31 10:10:00 PST 2005

Sean Murphy wrote:

> The FreeBSD kernel is monolithic correct? 

Hmm, how 'bout "modern monolithic module-loading kernel"?

> Does it support or does it use kernel loadable modules and if so why?

The general reason would be to support extension of the kernel's
capabilities at runtime, while keeping the amount of code running
in kernelspace as low as possible....

Kevin Kinsey,
No kernel expert, but eats corn ....

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