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Date:      Wed, 1 May 2013 12:57:26 -0700
From:      Mehmet Erol Sanliturk <m.e.sanliturk@gmail.com>
To:        Walter Hurry <walterhurry@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Kernel Modules Documentation?
Message-ID:  <CAOgwaMtDg=_52eeY=pDX8AVuEsgRHHY4_28qF0jrUjZ9O0yD6w@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM, Walter Hurry <walterhurry@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:07:13 -0400, illoai@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > On 30 April 2013 09:39, Walter Hurry <walterhurry@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> FreeBSD 9.1 on amd64.
> >>
> >> I have a list of about 220 kernel modules and would like to find out
> >> what they do, or are for (none has a man page). I suspect that many of
> >> them are drivers for particular devices.
> >>
> >> Is there any resource or documentation available?
> >>
> >> Thanks.
> >>
> >> P.S. Here are the first few:
> >> ahc_eisa ahc_isa ahc_pci alias_cuseeme
> >>
> >>
> > Yes, the modules names aren't always exactly the man page name.
> > Stubborn & inventive use of apropos & locate (& reading through stuff in
> > /usr/src/sys/modules/ ) can help, but not everything is obvious.
> >
> > ahc(4) covers the first few.
> >
> > libalias(3) appears to be the only thing to even parenthetically
> > mentions cuseeme (NB I didn't run grep over the whole dang filesystem,
> > though).
> >
> > Most of the if_something are under something(4).
> >
> > For the geom_blahblah, see if it's covered by something mentioned in the
> > SEE ALSO sexion of geom(8) or geom(4).
>
> Thanks to all for the pointers. With a little digging around, I have
> managed to reduce the 220 to zero, and now have all 643 (9.1 on amd64)
> briefly documented.
>
>


If there is a list of them ,
is it possible to post that list to share it ?

I think , it will be very useful as a reference .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk



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