freebsd-update: holding back patches, or to a specific version

andrew clarke mail at
Wed Mar 21 20:16:19 UTC 2018

On Fri 2018-03-16 05:44:54 UTC-0400, Derek (freebsd lists) (482254ac at wrote:

> Yup - freebsd-update -r 11.1-RELEASE upgrade will take me to -p8, but I
> *definitely* want -p7, until I can adequately assess the impact of -p8 (and
> maybe let it bake for a bit).
> Any other thoughts out there?

I don't think you can do what you want with freebsd-update.

>From what I understand, the following in /boot/loader.conf will disable the
Spectre/Meltdown mitigation code in -p8.


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