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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2007 15:25:02 -0400
From:      "Philip M. Gollucci" <>
To:        Rakhesh Sasidharan <>
Cc:        "" <>
Subject:   Re: No updates needed to update system to 6.2-RELEASE-p7?
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Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> Not all security patches involve updating the kernel.  The recent ones have
>> involved changes to BIND and the symlink attack starting up jails, and thus
>> they do not result in the version printed by your kernel in dmesg or via
>> uname changing.
> I see. Thanks. Didn't realize that only when the kernel gets updated does
> the suffix change to -p7. I was under the impression that all updates
> change the kernel string to -p7 just to show that there's been some
> updates.
That actually sounds like a bad thing IMHO.  Because not -p4 is not -p4
-p4 = -p7 but for others it might =-p5 depending on the last time they

It might be nice to have freebsd-update update this portion of the
kernel even if thats the only part thats updated.

Philip M. Gollucci ( 323.219.4708
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