Subject: Re: LKM's and NetBSD kernels.
To: Greg A. Woods <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/10/1996 17:27:52
On Mon, 10 Jun 96 20:06:48 -0400 (EDT) (Greg A. Woods) wrote:

 > I had been testing against the value of NetBSD (from <sys/param.h>) in
 > my #ifdefs, not NetBSD?_?.

Ah, that is supposed to change along with NetBSD?_?...

 > > I'll let JT comment further on when the NetBSD1_2 symbol will change to 1.
 > Which reminds me.  How is a LKM supposed to check this?
 > I had assumed the current version symbol would be stored in a static
 > variable somewhere, but I find instead LKM_VERSION, which isn't related
 > at all (and in kern_lkm.c seems to be the only value passed to the
 > module for comparison on startup).
 > This kernel release management is still a bit primitive and very hairy!  ;-)

I'm not really sure ... I must admit that I don't spend a lot of time 
thinking about such things.

If you come up with a solution, let us know, and we'll certainly consider 
integrating it into the kernel!

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