rebuilding from latest and kernel versions

vm finance vm.finance2 at
Mon Sep 16 09:25:32 UTC 2019


I downloaded pre-built VM image of FreeBSD 12.0 STABLE from and
using that vmdk, I was able to get FreeBSD running under VMPlayer.
Kernel version (uname -a):
FreeBSD osboxes 12.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE r341666 GENERIC amd64

I wanted to try latest TCP code so downloaded latest codebase on this VM:

*svn co svn:// /usr/src*

built a new kernel:
cd /usr/src;

make buildworld buildkernel

make installkernel


After reboot, kernel version is still the same, except its has

FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE r341666 GENERIC amd64.


1. kernel version (r341666) hasn't changed after building
that expected?

2. Is it possible to label it differently and allow bootloader to pick
latest vs 12.0 published kernel?

Many thanks in advance for any pointers.

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