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Old 01-14-2005, 03:46 AM   #1
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Adding parts to kernel without recompile

Is it possible to add parts to your kernel without a recompile?
The reason I ask, is becasue I need to add support for DEVFS, but would like to avoid recompiling my kernel is at all possible...

Old 01-14-2005, 04:20 AM   #2
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I can't say with 100% certainty, but I don't think so.

Maybe if you could compile it as a module, but even then, I think it would be a longshot. Maybe someone will come along and correct me.

Why is it you don't want to recompile the kernel? The worst thing that could happen is you boot with the new one, it chokes, you reboot, and select the old kernel. It would be real simple if you still have access to the current kernel configuration file.
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it depends whether your kernel has module support for devfs, if so yuo'd need to find out the module name and issue 'insmod mod_name'. I'm not 100% sure that's true for devfs, but i think it is. try a google search along the lines of 'insmod +devfs'.
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devfs must be built into the kernel.


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