Re: Back to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD
Am Mittwoch 16 Juli 2008 23:38:53 schrieb Petr Salinger:
> > - geli seems not to be available. Geli would be really great to
> > have since its one of freebsd's superior features (at least IMHO).
> > And it would give me the possibility to mount my other
> > freebsd-partitions ;-) . The kernel-modul for geli works and is
> > shipped, so I guess its only the userland part that isnt ported...
> Would you mind to fill wishlist bug on kfreebsd-7, to not forget it.
In the regular Debian Bugtracking System?
> In fact it should rather be in freebsd-utils, but is is not yet in
> Debian BTS. Please write down which commands are needed.
> It might be easy to add them into freebsd-utils.
AFAIK only the geli-command is needed. It can be found
> For currently semi-supported commands you can take a look at
> > Also it would be great to know if there is some central spot for
> > information.
> You can take a look at http://wiki.debian.org/Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD
I'll take a look at the wiki.
> > kernel-config (differences to GENERIC) used by Debian would be
> > interesting.
> You can install package kfreebsd-source-7.0, unpack just installed
> /usr/src/kfreebsd-source-7.0.tar.bz2 and in
> kfreebsd-source-7.0/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC is almost our config.
> It is also attached for your convenience.
I already found the reason for the mouse problem:
is missing in your GENERIC. Can you/someone add it, or should I file a
> Flavours do not change much, i.e. 686-smp.config:
> # Kernel for Debian GNU/kFreeBSD on an i686 SMP machine
> include GENERIC
> cpu I686_CPU
> makeoptions COPTFLAGS="-O2 -frename-registers -pipe
> -march=i686 -mtune=default" ident Debian-i686-SMP
> options SMP # Symmetric MultiProcessor Kernel
> options ALTQ_NOPCC # Required for SMP build
> We might consider to ship it also somewhere in kfreebsd-image-*,
> similarly as linux-image-* does. The "include" should be performed
> directly, not by include command. Again, the wishlist bug to not
> forget this would be nice.
You mean, that you want to also ship GENERIC as an extra kernel? That
would be possible although I am quite happy with the 686-smp.
Also a wikipage documenting the Differences between Debian-GENERIC and
FreeBSD-GENERIC, would be great. There seem to be quite some
differences (removal of non-free drivers, addition of ALTQ).
On a side-note: Have you thought about switching to SCHED_ULE? At least
for SMP that should bring significant performance-improvements.