Kernel module path
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Wed Jun 7 18:06:18 UTC 2006
On 6/7/06, Richard Jones <richard at jonze.com> wrote:
> I'm having trouble loading kernel modules. Put simply "make
> installkernel" seems install native kernel modules into /boot/kernel/,
> but kldload seems to want to load them from /boot/modules.
3rd party kernel modules go in /boot/modules and /boot/kernel is for
> Obviously I can load modules by hand and/or copy the modules into
> /boot/modules, but surely there's a better way - either by modifying the
> installkernel behaviour or kldload.
Yes, this drives me nuts too. For example the kqemu port gets
installed in /boot/kernel and highpoint's manuals tell you to install
drivers there too. The problem is that if you rebuild your kernel or
do a buildworld et. al. it will wipeout everything in /boot/kernel...
This is why we have /boot/modules, everything in here will survive a
kernel rebuild, buildworld, etc...
>From the loader man page (FreeBSD 6.1):
Sets the list of directories which will be searched for modules named
in a load command or implicitly required by a dependency. The default
value for this variable is ``/boot/kernel;/boot/modules''."
>From the hier man page (FreeBSD 6.1):
" /boot/ programs and configuration files used during operating system
defaults/ default bootstrapping configuration files; see
kernel/ pure kernel executable (the operating system loaded
into memory at boot time).
modules/ third-party loadable kernel modules; see kldstat(8)"
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