Daniel Bye <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Agreed, but in this context, I think we are talking about running the > disparate kernel and world, in either event, only as long as it takes to get > both parts, the new kernel and the new world, installed. Surely, an old > world on a new kernel will have the exact same problems (or the exact > opposite problems?), in that newly-built programs such as ps and top may > have been altered to take account of new kernel memory structures etc, which > won't be available until the new kernel is installed and booted. > > Anyone who is up to using buildworld should have enough understanding to > know that you have to build and install both parts for your system to work > properly.
Yes, *assuming* everything goes fine, either method works equally well. The difference is what you can do if something goes wrong. If you are running a new kernel on an old world, you can reboot with your old kernel, but if you're running an old kernel on a new world when things blow up, you're hosed, and have to start installing from clean media. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message