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Date:      Wed, 04 Oct 2006 13:22:42 +0200
From:      "pobox@verysmall.org" <pobox@verysmall.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   what are pX and #X
Message-ID:  <45239982.2000006@verysmall.org>

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What are pX and #X after the version displayed by 'uname'? As far as I 
know pX is the 'patch set' and #X is the number of times the kernel has 
been updated.

However, yesterday I updated the kernel (of 6.1 installed from the boot 
CD and then FTP - some time ago) and p jumped to p10, while #X remained 
zero. I thought pX changes only when world is built and #X should have 
been changed to #1.

What I did was -

cvsup-ed src with tag RELENG_6_1

cd /usr/src
create MYKERNEL config
(just commented cpu I486_CPU and I586_CPU)

make buildkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
make installkernel KERNCONF=MYKERNEL
reboot

Iv

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