On Sun, 2017-07-16 at 22:48 +0200, O. Hartmann wrote: > For a small SoC based system, I use a highly customised static kernel > and build the > system via NanoBSD with no kernel modules. > > Tyring to track down some network issues with recent CURRENT I > figured out, that when > using the ppp client to connect via modem to the ISP and there is no > > options NETGRAPH_ETHER > options NETGRAPH_PPPOE > > in the kernel configuration, the resulting system fails to establish > a ppp session. The > man page states, that a netgraph node is established, but as hard as > I look, I can not > find any(!) information in the man pages what options are > necessary/optional to provide > the correct module statically. > > The same is for many other NETGRAPH_XXX features. Starting from man > page "man 4 > netgraph", section "SEE ALSO", I started tweaking the kernel with > NETGRAPH_XXX, i.e. > ng_vlan -> NETGRAPH_VLAN until the compiler bails out with an error, > for instance > ng_car -> NETGRAPH_CAR. > > I tried to find out what options cover which netgraph module but > there is - right, > nothing I can find on a direct route. > > Since netgraph isn't so brand new (I guess ~ 2000 from the PDFs I > found on the network), > there must be some documentation other than "reading the source > code". > > Please give me some hints where to find the entry point for the > appropriate documented > options for netgraph modules. > > Obviously, some ng_xxx modules are prerequisite for some services to > work properly, as > ppp - but I can't find any hints for "options NETGRAPH_ETHER" or > "options NETGRAPH_PPPOE" > in the manpages (looked at ppp, pppoed). > > Thanks in advance, > kind regards > > Oliver >
I can't help with anything specific to netgraph or its [lack of] docs. For the general question "How do I know what undocumented device or option statement to put in my kernel config to get xxxxx" a good place to start is /usr/src/sys/conf/NOTES. It's supposed to contain all the options and devices (except some machine/arch-specific stuff). If you don't find it in NOTES, try "grep -i xxxxx *" in that dir, you may find the thing you're looking for in 'options' or 'files' and get some clues that way. For the netgraph stuff, I see that in NOTES it tells you how to find the manpages for netgraph things, so I guess I accidentally did answer that part too. :) -- Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"