what are pX and #X

Jonathan Horne freebsd at dfwlp.com
Wed Oct 4 04:58:27 PDT 2006

On Wednesday 04 October 2006 06:32, pobox at verysmall.org wrote:
> > My understanding is that as long as pX doesn't change then #X will be
> > incremented.
> >
> > If you do another rebuild of your p10 system now then I would imagine
> > that #X would increase to #1 and will continue to increase until pX is
> > altered.
> >
> > Al
> Interesting. I'll give it a try.
> What confuses me is that p is changed to 10 by updating only the kernel
> (the world is supposedly the old one). This means that there is no clear
> indication what is exactly updated (kernel/world) and what is not.
> Thank you,
> Iv.
> --

pX is the patch level, and this information can be followed here:


the #X is independant to the pX, and represents how many time the same kernel 
has been rebuilt on (or for) a system.  my system has had only 1 p10 kernel, 
but mine says #3.


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