Determining kernel?

Patrick Baldwin Patrick.Baldwin at
Tue Dec 4 10:20:39 PST 2007

Philip M. Gollucci wrote:
> 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.

OK, the path at the end for me is:
/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP  i386

However, when I use uname -i as someone else suggested, it gives me:

So which do I substitute for MYKERNEL in the KERNCONF lines:

make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL


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