On 12/11/06, Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
"Vlad GURDIGA" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I'm trying to keep very close touch with 6.1_STABLE cvsupping sources
> once a week or even more often. I'm thinking of removing as much as
> possible devices from the kernel loading them from /boot/loader.conf
> instead, so I could rebuild and install them without a whole
> kernel/world rebuild and reboot when sources change. I'm not sure this
> is a correct way, any piece of advice regarding this would be highly
> appreciated. :)
> So, I've successfully done that with sound and network card drivers,
> but did not succeed with removing bpf from the kernel. Booting a
> kernel with no bpf support, and with
> ng_bpf_load="YES" in my loader.conf, the pflogd fails to start with this
> Nov 11 20:22:33 uxterm pflogd: Failed to initialize: (no
> devices found) /dev/bpf0: No such file or directory
> Nov 11 20:22:33 uxterm pflogd: Exiting, init failure
> And, tcpdump also fails saying that "no suitable device found". Of
> course there is no /dev/bpf0.
> Is there any way to have the bpf0 device without booting a kernel with
> bpf device included?
The kernel module *should* work. I suspect that there is an error
message when it tries to load the module and fails. You could check
for that error message, or try to load the module by hand and see if
you get a clue to the problem.
Here is how I did: commented out the "device bpf" line in the kernel,
built and installed the kernel, and added ng_bpf_load="YES" in
loader.conf. I guess this is the module for the bpf (is this correct?
I'm not 100% sure). So, booting with the new kernel, and the module
being loaded from the loader.conf, the pflogd fails to start with this
Nov 11 20:22:33 uxterm pflogd: Failed to initialize: (no
devices found) /dev/bpf0: No such file or directory
Nov 11 20:22:33 uxterm pflogd: Exiting, init failure
And, tcpdump also fails saying that "no suitable device found". Of
course there is no /dev/bpf0.
Unfortunately, I do not have enough experience to figure out how to
load this device at runtime. Is there any solution to this situation?
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