uname -r: release level
jim at ohlste.in
Wed Jan 1 15:57:42 UTC 2014
On 1/1/14, 2:25 AM, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> I just setup my freebsd machine and performed a "freebsd-update fetch
> install" which leads me to believe I am now running 9.2-RELEASE-p2.
> Of course I wanted to see for myself using "uname -r" which reports my
> "release level".
Looking at http://www.freebsd.org/security/ it seems FreeBSD-9.2 was
released on 9/30/2013.
According to http://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories.html there was
only one security advisory since then, on 11/19/2013 -
That only affected users of the 10 branch.
The p1 and p2 patch levels were applied to the 9.2 RC's only, so far as
I can see at
> "uname -r" is reporting 9.2-RELEASE which is not quite what I was
> expecting (I was expecting a p2 suffix). That doesn't interest me too
> much, but this does:
> By what mechanism does "uname -r" determine my "release level"?
# ktrace -ty uname -r
75158 uname SCTL "kern.osrelease"
# ktrace -ty uname -a
75215 uname SCTL "kern.ostype"
75215 uname SCTL "kern.hostname"
75215 uname SCTL "kern.osrelease"
75215 uname SCTL "kern.version"
75215 uname SCTL "hw.machine"
> Thank you,
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