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Date:      Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:28:31 +0200
From:      Michael Schaefer <utf128@googlemail.com>
To:        ndhertbsd@gmail.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FBSD82 sec patch -p4, uname still -p3
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well I know about the newvers.sh. But as far as I understand the advisory (and
the patch) the file sys/kern/uipc_usrreq.c is modified. I'm not that much into
the FreeBSD kernel code. However, isn't this affecting the kernel image?

regards - Michael

On 07.10.2011 13:33, n dhert wrote:
> I believe the reason is the following:
> The changes were to /boot/GENERIC/linux.ko and
> /boot/GENERIC/linux.ko.symbols
> and NOT to the *freebsd* kernel   /boot/GENERIC/kernel  ...
> So,the freebsd kernel didn't change, uname -a gets its info from the linux
> kernel (not directly from the
> /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh  file), this is unchanged, hence it still
> reports -p3
> 
> On another system where I have a custom kernel (QUOTA support), as always, I
> did a makebuild from sources
> (although stricktly spreaking it in *this* case it was not necessary), did a
> makeinstall, rebooted, and there uname -a is -p4,
> which makes sense, since rebuilding the kernel from source files wrote the
> information contained in /usr/src/sys/conf/newvers.sh into the kernel
> binary, from which uname -a extracts the patch version ..
> 2011/10/7 Michael Schaefer <utf128@googlemail.com>
> 
>> On 07.10.2011 09:01, Jason Helfman wrote:
>>> If your kernel wasn't touched during the update, then uname won't bump.
>>
>> but as -p4 for 8.2 fixes FreeBSD-SA-11:05.unix, it should have touched the
>> kernel, shouldn't it?
>>
>> regards - Michael
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