kernel names

O. Hartmann ohartmann at
Thu Dec 14 09:23:39 UTC 2017

Am Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:51:54 -0500
Allan Jude <allanjude at> schrieb:

> On 12/14/2017 00:47, blubee blubeeme wrote:
> > When you boot into FreeBSD and you can select kernels, there's only 2
> > options:
> > default and kernel.old
> > 
> > Is there a way to have better output and support multiple kernels without
> > having to login to the system and running uname -v or something like that?
> > 
> > Would it be possible to add options for more kernels from that boot menu?
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> The list is controlled by the /boot/loader.conf variable kernels=
> which defaults to "kernel kernel.old"
> I have a patch almost ready to land that will search all subdirectories
> of /boot for a file named 'kernel' and add the names of those
> directories to the list, such that the list will basically be autogenerated.

Ahh ... great! I can't await it for your approach to land in CURRENT ;-) Thanks.


> It currently contains too much copy/pasted code, and I just need to
> clean it up a bit:
> It was originally designed as part of my contributions towards packaged
> base, where pkg will keep the last N (default to 5 I think) kernel
> packages you have installed around, incase an upgrade goes bad.
> This feature will work on any filesystem supported by the loader.

O. Hartmann

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