FreeBSD 6.3/amd64: ng_ipacct "Depends on kernel" ?? why? when?
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Aug 7 03:17:06 UTC 2008
On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > So, If I dont want to get error response "kernel: kldload:
> > /boot/modules/ng_ipacct.ko: Unsupported file type" in
> > /var/log/messages then I could remove /boot/modules/ng_ipacct.ko
> > and /boot/modules/linker.hints
> > last one containes:
> I think the 'Unsupported file type' *warning* is due to an odd issue
> with amd64 kernel module support, it is harmless (although annoying).
To clarify here..
There are 2 bits of code in the kernel for loading modules - they get
run in a certain (compiler/linker specific) order. It used to be they
were run one way but now it is the other way around. These bits of code
print warnings if the object format is wrong.
So, one gets run on the module you want to load & fails (and prints the
message you see). The next one is run and it understands that file type
so loads it.
If it was a bogus module that neither understood then the kldload would
return an error.
I believe a work around was applied recently so this is not so much of a
problem any more.
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
-- Andrew Tanenbaum
GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-stable/attachments/20080807/fc4f7347/attachment-0001.pgp
More information about the freebsd-stable