Subject: Re: LKM support in 1.3?
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Toru Nishimura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/09/1998 13:06:57
> 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
Nara Institute of Science and Technology