reload kernel without reboot?

Terje Elde terje at
Sun Jun 14 10:27:57 UTC 2015

> On 14 Jun 2015, at 10:54, takCoder <tak.official at> wrote:
> I have a task on freebsd 9.2 in which I need to apply changes to kernel and
> recompile it serveral times. I use buildkernel with my custom kernel.

I’m curious, could you explain a bit more about what you’re trying to do?  I can’t really think of many typical use cases where you’d want or need to recompile the kernel over and over again.

> my question is: Is there a way to reload freebsd kernel in which i don't
> need to restart to apply the changes?

Not really, no.

You can recompile modules though, and unload old, load new.


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