FBSD82 sec patch -p4, uname still -p3
ndhertbsd at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 11:33:56 UTC 2011
I believe the reason is the following:
The changes were to /boot/GENERIC/linux.ko and
and NOT to the *freebsd* kernel /boot/GENERIC/kernel ...
So,the freebsd kernel didn't change, uname -a gets its info from the linux
kernel (not directly from the
/usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh file), this is unchanged, hence it still
On another system where I have a custom kernel (QUOTA support), as always, I
did a makebuild from sources
(although stricktly spreaking it in *this* case it was not necessary), did a
makeinstall, rebooted, and there uname -a is -p4,
which makes sense, since rebuilding the kernel from source files wrote the
information contained in /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh into the kernel
binary, from which uname -a extracts the patch version ..
2011/10/7 Michael Schaefer <utf128 at googlemail.com>
> On 07.10.2011 09:01, Jason Helfman wrote:
> > If your kernel wasn't touched during the update, then uname won't bump.
> but as -p4 for 8.2 fixes FreeBSD-SA-11:05.unix, it should have touched the
> kernel, shouldn't it?
> regards - Michael
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