svn commit: r44894 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security

Allan Jude allanjude at
Wed May 21 03:03:39 UTC 2014

Author: allanjude
Date: Wed May 21 03:03:39 2014
New Revision: 44894

  Better explain how patchlevels (9.2-RELEASE-p4) work in the security advisory
  section of the handbook
  PR:		docs/187465
  Submitted by:	Lowell Gilbert (original version)
  Approved by:	eadler (mentor)


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml	Wed May 21 02:59:51 2014	(r44893)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security/chapter.xml	Wed May 21 03:03:39 2014	(r44894)
@@ -3383,7 +3383,15 @@ UWWemqWuz3lAZuORQ9KX
 	  <para>The <literal>Corrected</literal> field indicates the
 	    date, time, time offset, and releases that were
-	    corrected.</para>
+	    corrected.  The section in parentheses shows each branch
+	    to which the fix has been merged, and the version number
+	    of the corresponding release from that branch.  The
+	    release identifier itself, includes the version number
+	    and, if appropriate, the patch level.  The patch level is
+	    the letter <literal>p</literal> followed by a number,
+	    indicating the sequence number of the patch, allowing
+	    users to track which patches have already been applied to
+	    the system.</para>

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