The thing is I don't know how to pick specific kernel modules and add it to the system. Me and my coworker were able to add missing TUN/TAP kernel modules using the same process I described (i.e. pulling up the GUI, saving a .config file for TUN/TAP device driver support, and copying the .config file's content into the kernel configuration file). And that worked and the TUN module was added. So I was just trying the same thing as that but for KVM. I assumed that picking the right option in the GUI and using the right .config file from there would build the right specific kernel modules into the kernel.
I mean is there another way to specify specific kernel modules I want built into the system? What do you mean by the generic meta package "kernel-modules". Just so you know, my coworker was the one who did most of the work building the Yocto kernel. But he's left the company so now I'm picking up the pieces. -Thanks!, Wayne Li On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 10:40 AM Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfi...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM Wayne Li <waynli...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Dear Yocto Developers, > > > > I'm trying to get KVM added and working on a Yocto kernel I built up for > a T4240 RDB (has a PowerPC CPU). KVM isn't working and the reason why it > isn't working seems to be I'm missing the necessary kernel modules. More > specifically, I don't seem to have a kvm.ko file that I can load. Here's > how I attempted to add KVM to the kernel. > > > > I went to the SDK install folder and ran ". fsl-setup-env -m > t4240rdb-64b" and then "bitbake virtual/kernel -c menuconfig". After the > GUI comes up, I went to Virtualization -> KVM support for PowerPC > E500MC/E5500/E6500 processors and hit "Save" to save the configuration. I > then went and copied the content of the .config file created by this into > the kernel configuration file specified by the following path; > "build_t4240rdb-64b/virt1.config". This path was specified by the variable > KERNEL_DEFCONFIG in sources/meta_freescale/conf/machine/t4240rdb-64b.conf. > Here's what I currently have in the kernel configuration file (i.e. the > virt1.config file I mentioned above): > > > > https://gist.github.com/WayneZhenLi/4172cd4a819b71a11b85fc5aaa57ebd1 > > > > After this, I built the kernel by running "bitbake -c compile -f > virtual/kernel" and rebuilt the full linux image. I re-added everything to > the SD card and booted up the T4240 RDB with the newly modified Yocto > kernel. At this point if I run lsmod, only the following two kernel > modules show up: > > > > Module Size Used by > > nfsd 100940 11 > > exportfs 6723 1 nfsd > > > > But if I do a "find . -name "kvm"" I get the following: > > > > ./usr/src/kernel/Documentation/virtual/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/arm/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/arm64/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/mips/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/powerpc/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/s390/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/tile/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/arch/x86/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/drivers/s390/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/include/config/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/include/config/have/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/include/kvm > > ./usr/src/kernel/virt/kvm > > ./dev/kvm > > ./sys/devices/virtual/misc/kvm > > ./sys/class/misc/kvm > > ./sys/kernel/debug/kvm > > ./sys/module/kvm > > > > So it does look like kvm-related files were added to the Yocto kernel > because of the changes I made to the kernel configuration file. But there > is no kvm.ko (or any .ko file related to kvm) anywhere in the file system. > > Is the image you are building installing the specific kernel modules > you need, or the generic meta package "kernel-modules" ? Without > something like that, you can build the support, but the modules won't > be present on the image. > > Bruce > > > > > Is there something I'm doing wrong here? Am I missing important lines > in my kernel configuration file? Let me know your thoughts. > > > > -Thanks!, Wayne Li > > -- > > _______________________________________________ > > yocto mailing list > > firstname.lastname@example.org > > https://lists.yoctoproject.org/listinfo/yocto > > > > -- > - Thou shalt not follow the NULL pointer, for chaos and madness await > thee at its end > - "Use the force Harry" - Gandalf, Star Trek II >
-- _______________________________________________ yocto mailing list email@example.com https://lists.yoctoproject.org/listinfo/yocto