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Re: freebsd 5.99.41 as XEN3_DOMU

On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 02:35:08PM -0500, Robert Boyer wrote:
> I am having a bit of trouble given that I am not super familiar with NetBSD 
> (although I hope that will change).
> Just compiled netbsd-current in XEN domain installed userland and all the new 
> kernel modules in the DOMU root file system, booted the new kernel and 
> everything works great except for a problem that should be obvious but I 
> can't figure it out...
> when I issue a modload solaris (or for that matter a modload "anything") I 
> get the following message:
> modload: Function not implemented
> What am I doing wrong? Probably an obvious answer. 
> The whole reason I want to run current is to test ZFS on NetBSD.

Well, in the current state, modules are a not enabled in the Xen kernels
(modules should be built specifically for Xen, but the build tools do not
allow this right now). So you have to compile all what you need in a
monolitic kernel. But ZFS is only available as module, so unfortunably
this means no ZFS for xen.
One way around it is to run NetBSD in a HVM guest.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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