The Configuration File. In order to create a custom kernel configuration file and. Free. BSD source tree must first be.
If /usr/src/ does not exist or it is. Source can be installed. Subversion and the instructions. Section A. 4, “Using Subversion”. Once source is installed, review the contents of.
7. The Main Configuration File. By default, the main configuration file is named config, with the exception of Windows, where it is named config.txt. Configuration lines consist of an initial keyword followed by a list.
This directory contains a. Everything inside a particular. Each supported architecture has a.
GENERIC kernel configuration file for that. Do not make edits to GENERIC. Instead. copy the file to a different name and make edits to the copy. The convention is to use a name with all capital letters. When. maintaining multiple Free. BSD machines with different hardware, it.
This. example creates a copy, named MYKERNEL, of. GENERIC configuration file for the. GENERIC MYKERNELMYKERNEL can. ASCII text editor.
The default editor is vi, though an. Free. BSD. The format of the kernel configuration file is simple. Each line contains a keyword that represents a device or. Any text. after a # is considered a comment and. To remove kernel support for a device or subsystem. Do not add or remove a. Warning: It is easy to remove support for a device or option and.
For example, if the ata(4). ATA disk drivers may not boot. When. in doubt, just leave support in the kernel. In addition to the brief descriptions provided in this file. NOTES, which can be found in the same. GENERIC for that architecture.
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For architecture independent options, refer to. NOTES. Tip: When finished customizing the kernel configuration file.
Alternately, keep the kernel configuration file elsewhere. GENERIC /root/kernels/MYKERNEL#ln - s /root/kernels/MYKERNELAn include directive is available for use. This allows another configuration file.
If only a small. number of additional options or drivers are required, this. GENERIC, as seen in this example: include GENERIC. IPFIREWALL. options DUMMYNET.
IPFIREWALL_DEFAULT_TO_ACCEPT. IPDIVERTUsing this method, the local configuration file expresses.
GENERIC kernel. As upgrades are performed, new features added to. GENERIC will also be added to the local.
A. comprehensive list of configuration directives and their. Note: To build a file which contains all available options.