Subject: Re: Mixing current userspace with 1.5 kernel
To: B. James Phillippe <>
From: Tomas Svensson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/14/2002 13:04:47
Thursday, March 14, 2002, 12:59:40 AM, you wrote:

BJP> I would like to know what the general consensus is on the ability to "fall
BJP> back" to a stable kernel when running in -current userspace.  I am a
BJP> new-to-NetBSD convert from Linux :-) and my frame of referencce is that it
BJP> was not uncommon to get "stuck in the middle" when trying to track
BJP> development kernels; if the dev kernel was broken in some way that required
BJP> booting into the stable kernel, some of the user-space bins/libs needed to
BJP> be swapped as well.  I'm just curious to know if I'm in for a repeat
BJP> experience if I attempt to track NetBSD-current.

I don't really see why you can't fall back to an older NetBSD-current
kernel? You can have several kernels in the root dir and boot any of
them with the bootloader, using boot <kernelname>.