Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Kernel PatchID Sequence

As mentioned in a previous posting, the practice of patch "rejuvenation" to break out large complex patches (typically Kernel patches) into smaller, simpler components going forward has a side effect of making it difficult to follow the sequence of PatchIDs.  If you have the parent patch (e.g. an old Kernel patch), it's not obvious which child patches supercede the parent (e.g. what's the latest Kernel PatchID) as the parent isn't obsoleted by rejuvenation.  Instead, the children of the rejuvenation each specify a Requirement on the parent patch from which they were rejuvenated.

I've listed the Solaris 10 Kernel PatchID Sequence in a previous posting.  For the sake of completeness, here's the Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 Kernel PatchID Sequences (with the most current PatchID top of the list):

Solaris 8 Kernel PatchID Sequence

 SPARCx86
117350-01 to -xx
117351-01 to -xx
requires
requires
117000-01 to -05
117001-01 to -05
requires
requires
108528-01 to -29
108529-01 to 29

Solaris 9 Kernel PatchID Sequence

 

 SPARCx86
122300-02 to -xx
122301-02 to -xx
requires
requires
118558-01 to -39
118559-01 to -39
requires
requires
117171-01 to -17
117172-17 only
requires
obsoletes
112233-01 to -12
112234-04 to -11

Comments:

I want to know th major Virsion of the Solaris 8 117350-01 to -25
and Solaris 8 11700-01 to -05

Posted by hikasa on May 28, 2009 at 01:24 AM IST #

Hi Hikasa!

Can you please clarify what you mean by "major version" as I do not understand the question ?

Thanks,

Gerry.

Posted by Gerry Haskins on May 28, 2009 at 03:00 AM IST #

In the previous posting for Solaris 10 (https://blogs.oracle.com/patch/entry/solaris_10_kernel_patchid_progression), you list the updates (e.g. 1-11) that the kernel patch IDs correspond to.

Can you add to your table for Solaris 9, or just let me know, what update does patch IDs "122300-02 to -xx" correspond to?

Posted by guest on April 04, 2013 at 06:44 PM IST #

Hi,

The Solaris 10 Kernel PatchID sequence is caused by the move to the "SplitGate" process for creating Solaris 10 Updates.

Since that process was never used for Solaris 9, there is no correspondence between Solaris 9 Kernel PatchIDs and Solaris 9 Updates. So PatchID 122300 is still the current Solaris 9 Kernel PatchID, with 122300-67 released earlier this month.

Solaris 9 is currently in Extended Support, so you'll the appropriate Support contract to access recent patches. You can still access pre-Extended Support patches with Premium SUpport.

At this stage, I expect Solaris 9 to live out its dotage with the current Kernel PatchID.

And since there are currently no more planned updates for Solaris 10, I expect the current PatchID for Solaris 10 to be in use for some time to come.

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Posted by guest on April 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM IST #

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