Subject: Re: LKM support in 1.3?
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Toru Nishimura <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/09/1998 13:06:57
Hi, Kevin.

> I just pulled down the 1.3-BETA distribution this morning, and much to
> my dismay it appears that loadable kernel modules are no longer
> supported.  Is this indeed the case or am I missing something?
> ...
> I need this functionality for AFS to work, so if someone can give me
> an idea of where this stands, I'd appreciate it!

Over two months ago Jonathan Store told me;

     [ ... having /dev/lkm entry ... ]

> As far as I know, all the required kernel support *is* present.  The
> only problem I'm aware of that the lkm commands assume the old,
> ancient version of ld in our source tree, and they don't work with the
> newer GNU ld we have.  There is also a problem with GNU ld not
> understanding mips a.out.  If you have an ELF or ECOFF kernel with the
> same symbols as the running kernel, and do what modload does by hand,
> then an LKM should work.

As I have little experience with LKM, I can not offer more help besides
this excerpt.

Tohru Nishimura
Nara Institute of Science and Technology