kernel "mismatch" on r256420

Darrel levitch at
Sat Nov 30 03:28:40 UTC 2013

>>> I installed FreeBSD 10 from a BETA cd-rom.  I chose 'experimental ZFS on 
>>> root - mirror'.  The FreeBSD firewall will not load.  Any suggestions?
>>> This is from 'dmesg':
>>> KLD ipfw.ko: depends on kernel - not available or version mismatch
>>> linker_load_file: Unsupported file type
>>> This is from 'ls -l' of /boot
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 1.5K Nov 28 21:55 kernel/
>>> This is from 'ls -l' of /bootpool/boot
>>> drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 1.5K Nov 28 21:55 kernel/>
>> It *is* a mismatch!  The output of 'uname -i':
>> I should update again, but am almost certain that KERNCONF= was in my last 
>> update.
> In the existing versions of my 'ZFS mirror root' there is no directory called 
> BOOTPOOL.  I suspect something is not in sync with UPGRADING and the 
> experimental sysinstall, or whatever it is currently called.
> I did not use the installer menu to make the earlier versions of ZFS on root. 
> I typed commands.
> Anyhow, I ran svn and now 'make buildworld' is running- revision 258748

This is driving me insane.  I put my kernel into /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf/
and made a backup of it in /root/kernels.  The link from
/usr/src/sys/amd64/conf was removed before I built the kernel yet

The firewall still does not load and the output of 'uname -i' is

Does anyone have an idea of how I could install my kernel?  When I
look at the ascii spray it seems like it is actually building my
custom kernel.  When I install it with 'make installkernel
KERNCONF=THIS', reboot and it turns out GENERIC.


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