Uname borked on ??-Release...

Kris Kennaway kris at FreeBSD.org
Tue Mar 4 21:05:51 UTC 2008

Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Your problem makes no sense then :)  
> Up until now, you've told me a couple things
> I might not have already known :-D
>> The kern.osrelease returns a string compiled into the kernel (see 
>> conf/newvers.sh), so if it returns 6.2-RELEASE then that string must 
>> be present.
> I'd like to think so, but, I don't.  If you've feeling masochistic,
> you can see that evidence below.  When does the sysctl get set?

The string is set at kernel compile time and the sysctl that points to 
it is read-only.

> During boot, I assume?  Is there any "caching" of sysctl data
> that might persist over a reboot?
> Even better, have I been h at X0red?  lol.  Be the first time in
> forever, but I've griped and griped to my ISP about the security
> of their CPE, to no avail.

It is possible, I guess it makes more sense than anything else.


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