[vbox-dev] [patch] FreeBSD without procfs

Alexander Eichner Alexander.Eichner at Sun.COM
Thu Dec 17 21:52:16 GMT 2009

Hi Bernhard,

thanks for the patch. I modified it a bit and applied it now. It  
should be soon available in the public repository.

And thanks a lot for this really nice present! :D

Alexander Eichner

Am 10.12.2009 um 16:46 schrieb Bernhard Froehlich:

> procfs on FreeBSD is considered a security risk and is therefor not
> mounted per default and users are encouraged not to mount it unless  
> it is
> absolutely neccessary. There are a few possible alternatives to get  
> the
> same information (path of the running binary, command line  
> arguments, ...)
> namely sysctl(3) and kvm(3).
> Baptiste Daroussin has created patches to get rid of the procfs
> requirement on FreeBSD and I've modified and fixed them where  
> necessary to
> get them into proper shape. The patches use sysctl(3) and should  
> work on
> at least FreeBSD 6.2 and newer (did not have an older box to test it).
> The patches are under the MIT License and also available on:
> http://home.bluelife.at/ports/virtualbox/freebsd-without-procfs.diff
> -- 
> Bernhard Fröhlich
> http://www.bluelife.at/
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