How close to FreeBSD is Darwin (kmod question)

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  1. Dave_A

    Dave_A Registered

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    Ok: here's what I'm wondering:

    Is Darwin close enough to FreeBSD that a kernel module driver (for a SCSI card) for FreeBSD will compile against Darwin's kernel?
     
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    Nobody can really say for sure, but it's always worth a shot...They are quite close.
     
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    http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/darwin/faq.html
    Yes, FreeBSD is the reference platform for OS X, but the kernels are vastly different (OS X uses the Mach kernel). I think kernel extensions and kernel drivers are highly specialized and tuned to particular operating systems -- particularly at that low-level where the Mach kernel differs so radically from FreeBSD. I don't think you will get it to work.
     

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