trouble building 'ndis' device driver into stripped-down custom kernel.

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Tue Sep 11 03:11:53 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM, Robert Bonomi <bonomi at>wrote:

> Enviorment is FreeBSD 8.3,  i386
> I'm currently running a stipped-down custom kernal with all superfluous
> devices/options removed.
> I'm trying to add the 'ndis' device back in, but when I follow the
> directions
> on the ndis(4) manpage, and add:
>     options NDISAPI
>     device  ndis
> and try to re-compile the kernel (config, cd, make depend, make), linking
> fails, with:
>     if_ndis.o(.text+0x1104): In function 'ndis_detach':
>     : undefined reference to 'ndis_free_amem'
>     if_ndis.o(.text+0x1194): In function 'ndis_attach':
>     : undefined reference to 'ndis_alloc_amem'
> Obviously, the config file is missing 'something'  -- does anybody have
> any ideat _what_ that something is?
It seems you need

device pccard

and whatever that depends upon if anything.

Another solution is here:

although it seems only lines 1083/4 need to go in my version.

Adam Vande More

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