kernel panic at boot on any 6.x OS *SOLVED!*

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Feb 27 13:31:17 UTC 2007

Joe Auty <joe at> writes:

> I guess the trick here was not considering that user space apps would  
> be trying to do a kldload, and that calling upon a module that is  
> either missing in /boot/kernel or /boot/modules or resides outside  
> of /boot can trigger these panics.

That is because they are *not* user-space applications.  They are
kernel-space code.

There is a "PORTS_MODULES" variable documented for make.conf(5) which
is intended for just this problem.  I haven't used it, though, and
offhand I can't find the macro definition for it.

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