Build a single kernel module?
bulliver at badcomputer.org
Wed Apr 23 22:29:35 UTC 2008
I recently built a custom kernel for my new FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE system, and it
is working well. Sadly, I had to purchase and swap out a nic on this machine
today. The new card is a D-link DGE-530T which shall work with the 'sk'
driver. My custom kernel does not have this driver.
I wonder if I can build this single driver as a module to use with my already
built custom kernel. The handbook mentions using MODULES_OVERRIDE: "If you
want to update a kernel faster or to build only custom modules, you should
edit /etc/make.conf before starting to build the kernel"
So as I understand it, if I add "MODULES_OVERRIDE = sk" to make.conf then it
will build only the sk module? The page  is light on details so I am
unsure hoe to proceed with this, ie: I just do a normal 'make installkernel'
or some other way?
Also, I did look around, but if there are some docs that speak more clearly to
this issue a pointer would be great.
Thanks for consideration,
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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