Keep extraversions for Ubuntu kernsl

Pete Graner pgraner at
Sat Dec 13 00:21:49 UTC 2008

Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> I was speaking to Amit about this, so on Ubuntu, uname -r right now
> does not show the extraversion from upstream stable series. So for
> example right now we're on, if I want to help users of ath9k
> I want them to have at least as we have critical fixes that
> went into that release. I can't easily find out what Ubuntu users are
> on unless I know what the 2.6.27-foo means beforehand. Fedora seems to
> keep it, for example on this report I was seeing
> "":
> Would it be possible to add this for Jaunty?
>   Luis

We discussed this and the current thought is to add this to 
/proc/version_signature as:

pgraner at moltar:~$ cat /proc/version_signature
Ubuntu 2.6.27-7.16-generic (2.6.27.x)

would that work?


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