docs/84154: Handbook somewhat off in use of /boot/kernel.old
keramida at freebsd.org
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 freebsd.org>
To: "Gary W. Swearingen" <garys at opusnet.com>
Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
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 opusnet.com> 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
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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