kernel config file

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Mar 21 22:27:42 UTC 2013

On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:54:22 -0400, Fbsd8 wrote:
> Back around 4.x there was a File that had all the available kernel 
> compile options with their meanings as comments. On 9.1 I don't see that 
> file any more. Where can I find that file that lists all the kernel 
> compile options? The 9.1 NOTES file is not that file.

There are several files with such content. For architecture-
independent and general settings:


For i386 or amd64 architecture, individual:


Similarly, you'll find the DEFAULTS and GENERIC files helpful.

> I have "makeoptions NO_MODULES=yes" statement in my kernel config file 
> and the "blanktime" and "warp_saver" load modules don't get created.

Have a look at "man src.conf" for dealing with the creation
of modules.

> I need the options statements for those items so I can compile then into 
> the kernel.

If I remember correctly, you'll need "device sc", "device vga"
and "device splash" for the splash screen and screen saver

Also see /usr/src/sys/conf/NOTES where several savers are
listed with options like "device warp_saver".

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