What's the #-number from uname -a?

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Sun Apr 15 07:29:44 UTC 2007

In the last episode (Apr 15), Roger Olofsson said:
>  Yesterday I csup:ed 2 machines to latest using same cvsup-server for
>  both.  After the standard procedure of doing:
>  make buildworld
>  make buildkernel
>  make installkernel
>  reboot
>  make installworld
>  ..on both machines, one says 'FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #2' and the other says 
>  'FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE #6'.
>  What does the number after the #-sign mean?

It's the number of times you have rebuilt your kernel.  The value is
stored in /usr/src/sys/<arch>/<kernelname>/version.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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