Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
Hello again,

Not all updates include kernel updates, some are just userland.
If you are running a GENERIC, unomdified (from CD) kernel, this will be updated in the process. freebsd-update shows you a list of updated files, and will also show /boot/kernel/kernel if this is updated. You will also see source files in /usr/src/sys being updated on a kernel update. Since I always run custom kernels, I just watch for changes in /usr/src/sys. If there are updates there and you are running a custom kernel, you will have to recompile it. Otherwise you don't have to. The uname -a command will still report a previous -p<version> until you recompile though.

Thanks! How do you go from there? I assume it is not necessary to download sources since they have already been fetched by freebsd-update.

Just guessing you updated to 7.0-RELEASE-p2? This actually has kernel updates in the TCP/IP code. True, you don't have to download sources, you already got them.

I also run a custom kernel and I see modification date change in /usr/src/sys/netinet so that's likely to mean I need to recompile the kernel. Thank you again!

Yes, you simply repeat your last kernel build/install/reboot procedure, i.e. something like:

cd /usr/src
make buildkernel installkernel KERNCONF=YOURKERNELNAME

and you are set!
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