docs/84154: Handbook somewhat off in use of /boot/kernel.old

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Jul 27 10:50:28 UTC 2005

The following reply was made to PR docs/84154; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at>
To: "Gary W. Swearingen" <garys at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: docs/84154: Handbook somewhat off in use of /boot/kernel.old
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 13:47:37 +0300

 On 2005-07-26 22:57, "Gary W. Swearingen" <garys at> wrote:
 > The handbook's concept of /boot/kernel always being moved to
 > /boot/kernel.old is wrong (in two places).  The move is only
 > made if the currently running kernel came from /boot/kernel/.
 AFAIK, the move is made everytime "installkernel" runs.  You can verify
 this by:
 	a) Copy /boot/kernel.old to /boot/kernel.saved.old and
 	   /boot/kernel to /boot/kernel.saved
 		# cd /boot
 		# cp -Rp kernel.old kernel.saved.old
 		# cp -Rp kernel     kernel.saved
 Then go through a few "installkernel" runs and watch the /boot/kernel
 and /boot/kernel.old directories.

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