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Date:      Wed, 1 May 2013 23:21:52 +0000 (UTC)
From:      Walter Hurry <walterhurry@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Kernel Modules Documentation?
Message-ID:  <kls82g$g3s$1@ger.gmane.org>
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On Wed, 01 May 2013 12:57:26 -0700, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:

> 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 .

Well, it's far from perfect but yes, I can put it somewhere for download. 
How would you like it? CSV? Spreadsheet, Text file?





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