kernel configuration file

Robert Bonomi bonomi at
Mon May 7 20:00:28 UTC 2012

Bernt Hansson <bah at> wrote:
> 2012-05-06 20:23, Robert Bonomi skrev:
> > Including *every* loadable module, whether or not you actually use it.
> That's not really true, at least not for me, and I have not made any
> changes to the build environment. The loadable module that I actually
> use is bktr.ko, that one among others does not get built.

I'd guess that bktr.ko is a 'third-party' module, found in a port, and not
part of the base system.

I found that every loadable kernel module in the base system is, or at least
"was", rebuilt.  I haven't used make buildkernel in several years -- I use
a 'monolithic' kernel, with everything compiled in, and loadable modules
disabled.  That way I always know _exactly_ what cabilities exist, and
what security holes I _don't_ have to worry about.

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