what kernel does freebsd use?

Bill Campbell freebsd at celestial.com
Mon Jun 30 09:20:22 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 09:10:32AM -0400, Kenneth Culver wrote:
>> I've read that there are multiple kernels for BSD. What does FreeBSD
>> use? Can I swap it out for other kernels? Or am I mistaken?
>FreeBSD uses the FreeBSD kernel. You can recompile it using the source for
>the FreeBSD kernel, but it is the only kernel that works with FreeBSD.

Perhaps there's some confusion with OS X which starts life as FreeBSD, but
uses a mach kernel.

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