Subject: Re: Kernel Configuration - any easy way?
To: J. Buck Caldwell <>
From: Rasputin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2003 04:22:30
J. Buck Caldwell wrote:
> Has anyone put together any kind of script that can parse the boot.dmesg 
> and build a config file with only the devices needed? Obviously, there 
> is stuff that would still be manually configured - compatibility, 
> filesystems, network - but it would make getting started on a new kernel 
> for a new machine much easier.

> I'm sure that this is something that could be whipped out by a decent 
> perl programmer in a few hours - unfortunately for me,

 From the above:

"The adjustkernel Perl script, which can be found at, analizes the output of  dmesg(8) 
and automatically generates a minimal configuration file. To run it you 
need to have Perl installed on your system. "

That script has been around a few years nov  - I dont use it myself, but 
its worth a go.

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