Determining kernel?

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Tue Dec 4 09:56:51 PST 2007

Patrick Baldwin wrote:
> I was reading through the handbook section on updating, as I'd
> like to update a FreeBSD 6.2 system.  One of the things I noticed
> is that you need to specify what kernel you want in the KERNCONF
> line.  Is there any way to get a running FreeBSD system to tell
> me what kernel is being used?
uname -a
FreeBSD philip.hq.rws 8.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 8.0-CURRENT #0: Tue Nov  6
16:28:12 EST 2007
pgollucci at philip.hq.rws:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/RIDERWAY  i386

Notice the path at the end.

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