own kernel vs. update

Chuck @ Mantis chuck at mantis.biz
Wed Jul 8 16:52:08 UTC 2015

On 7/7/2015 12:20 PM, Mark Felder wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 7, 2015, at 10:21, Lev wrote:
>> So, I built my own kernel to have OSS4 support. Then I updated the base
>> system to p14, and I saw that the kernel and zfs.ko and ufs.ko is
>> overwritten in /boot/kernel.
>> Is this okay? How can I prevent upgrades to overwrite my own kernel?
>> Sahll I recompile my kernel? If the source is not updated, why the
>> binary modules?
>> Thanks,
>> Levente
> When I do this I like to install my kernel to a custom directory
> make installkernel KERNCONF=whatever KODIR=/boot/foo
> Now the kernel goes into /boot/foo
> You can ensure the system uses this kernel at boot by putting
> kernel="foo" in /boot/loader.conf
> You can also put kernels="foo,bar,baz" in loader.conf if you want the
> boot menu to have those kernels listed as options.
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any reason this step shouldn't be in the handbook under making your own 
kernel?  seems like a smart move having:


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