On Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:51:54 -0500
Allan Jude <allanj...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 12/14/2017 00:47, blubee blubeeme wrote:
> > When you boot into FreeBSD and you can select kernels, there's only
> > 2 options:
> > default and kernel.old
> > Is there a way to have better output and support multiple kernels
> > without having to login to the system and running uname -v or
> > something like that?
> > Would it be possible to add options for more kernels from that boot
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> The list is controlled by the /boot/loader.conf variable kernels=
> which defaults to "kernel kernel.old"
> I have a patch almost ready to land that will search all
> subdirectories of /boot for a file named 'kernel' and add the names
> of those directories to the list, such that the list will basically
> be autogenerated.
> It currently contains too much copy/pasted code, and I just need to
> clean it up a bit: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D11886
> It was originally designed as part of my contributions towards
> packaged base, where pkg will keep the last N (default to 5 I think)
> kernel packages you have installed around, incase an upgrade goes bad.
> This feature will work on any filesystem supported by the loader.
this is a cool feature. Testing will become a lot easier then.
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