Subject: Re: 3.0 Question
To: Kenneth Persing <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 04/04/2006 19:36:20
On Tue, 4 Apr 2006, Kenneth Persing wrote:
> 1. LKM's are:
>  a. not functional in the cobalt port
>  b. functional in the cobalt port, but not in the generic kernel.
>  c. functional in the GENERIC kernel, and I'm just an idiot that can't 
> figure out how to enable it.
>  d. Cowboy Neal

miyu% grep LKM /usr/cvs/src-3/sys/arch/cobalt/conf/GENERIC
#options        LKM             # loadable kernel modules

=> b.

> 2. packet filter:
>  a. can be enabled by loading the LKM pf.o located in /usr/lkm/
>  b. can only be enabled by compiling it directly into the kernel, the file 
> pf.o located in /usr/lkm/ is just a red herring to get me to waste my time.
>  c. can be enabled by loading the LKM pf.o only after you recompile the 
> kernel to enable loadable modules (see question 1), but if you're going to be 
> recompiling your kernel anyway, why bother with LKM, just compile pf directly 
> into the kernel?
>  d. just use ipf, who cares about the future.

No idea. Personally, I'd bake it into the kernel instead of mucking with 
LKMs, if I had a need.

  - Hubert