linux program with kernel module

Ruben de Groot mail25 at
Fri Mar 15 15:03:19 UTC 2013

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:42:41PM +0100, Ralf Mardorf typed:
> On Thu, 2013-03-14 at 21:43 +0100, Istvan Gabor wrote:
> > Can it run linux programs that have their own (linux) kernel module?
> > If yes, how can I install such program, and how can I load the kernel module?
> > 
> > (If I know correctly nvidia drivers have their own kernel modules, and FreeBSD can
> > run linux nvidia drivers).
> Yesno.
> You need to compile kernel modules to fit to the version of FreeBSD or
> Linux.
> I also call user space "FreeBSD" and "Linux", but it's _not_ correct to
> do it. FreeBSD is a kernel and Linux is a kernel, not the whole system
> is called Linux or FreeBSD and both kernels are available in different
> versions.

You're right about Linux (being only a kernel). Not so for FreeBSD. FreeBSD
is the name of the OS,, kernel plus userland. You can compare it to debian,
another (linux based) OS.

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