kernel configuration file

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Sun May 6 13:07:23 UTC 2012

Carmel <carmel_ny at> wrote;
> In the "Generic kernel configuration file for FreeBSD/amd64", if I do
> not have a floppy drive, is it safe to comment out this entry?
> # Floppy drives
> device          fdc

Definitely, "yes".
> Are there any other entries that I could eliminate if I do not have a
> floppy drive?

   device atapifd

obviouly.  :)
> Also, according the the "webcamd" documentation, I need to have this in
> the loader.conf file.
> webcamd requires the cuse4bsd(3) kernel module. To load the driver as a
> module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
>     cuse4bsd_load="YES"
> Is there a way that I can simply compile it into the kernel? Would a:
> device   cuse4bsd    # Required by webcamd
> entry in the kernel file work? I cannot find any documentation on that.

The simplest approach for this is 'try it and find out'.  

If you use the "traditional" kernel-huild 'Configure/make depend/make'
sequence, to rebuild the kernel -only-,  its a matter of one minute or
so on a _slow_ (486-class) machine.

you'll either get a Configure error, a linker error, or it 'just works'.

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