* Mark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [0719 11:19]: > Dear people, > > I have been applying patches over time; and when I recompile the kernel (4.9R p4), > it keeps the old one around. My question is, though, is it safe to keep /kernel.old? > I always keep it around, in case the new kernel has a problem. And that always > seemed like a sensible policy to me. But what if one of the patches contains an > exploitable bug? I run in securelevel 2, so I am not sure whether users could > actually use the old kernel (once in multi-user mode). Still, I wonder if this > concern is valid at all. Or whether I should perhaps get rid of the old kernel.
What I generally do on all BSds is when I've been using the kernel happily for a week or two, I 'cp /kernel /kernel.ok' - if you let /kernel.old get *too* old, you might find it won't boot on a recent userland.... -- Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. -- Mark Twain Rasputin :: Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"