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Date:      Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:20:30 -0500
From:      Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        "unixreader\@yahoo.com" <unixreader@yahoo.com>, Unixreader Mydog via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: find module information
Message-ID:  <86a8lrd4e9.fsf@WorkBox.Home>
In-Reply-To: <20160321173701.035bd43f.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Polytropon writes:

> On Mon, 21 Mar 2016 10:21:27 +0000 (UTC), Unixreader Mydog via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> Hello, everbody, i saw a module named i915kms.ko, and i want to know
>> what is its' facility, Could anybody please tell me where i can get
>> some useful information.
>
> This probably is a 3rd party module, so the documentation
> is located where the port maintainer decided to install it
> to.

It's the driver for Intel SandyBridge and later integrated graphics, and
is included in base. There's no documentation included that I know of,
but it's a modified version of Intel's official Linux driver.

If you want a run-down of the what's included in the defalt (GENERIC)
kernel configuration, the FreeBSD source code contains the files:

- /usr/src/sys/<architecture_name>/conf/GENERIC
- /usr/src/sys/<architecture_name>/NOTES

These will give you a general idea of stuff included and what
hardware/function the modules are for. It's not a comprehensive list,
but I think it should cover most (all?) of what's in /boot/kernel on a
default install for your architecture. I'm assuming you're asking
because you intend to build a custom kernel and already have a local
copy of the source, but if not you can read the files on the official
SVN server.[1]

[1]: http://svn.freebsd.org/base/

-- 

::  Brandon J. Wandersee
::  brandon.wandersee@gmail.com
::  --------------------------------------------------
::  'The best design is as little design as possible.'
::  --- Dieter Rams ----------------------------------



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