Kernel extensions in MacPorts

Eric Hall at
Tue Jan 23 21:29:28 PST 2007

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 09:23:40PM -0800, Landon Fuller wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2007, at 10:01 AM, Kevin Ballard wrote:
> >Possibly. I'd at least like to add a pre-deactivate hook that can  
> >query kextstat to see if the extension is loaded, and pop up a huge  
> >honking warning telling the user that this could be dangerous, and  
> >ask to continue? <y/n>.
> I'd rather just add the FUSE kexts now, and worry about auto-loading  
> them (or not) later.
> Personally I don't want DarwinPorts loading or unloading kexts  
> automatically. There are all kinds of corner cases that are difficult  
> to handle.
> -landonf

	Yeah, I'm that.  If somebody wants to load a kext, all good,
lets have them know how to do it.  Think of it as the big honking
warning sign that has a hard-to-press 'yes' button associated with it.


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