Keep extraversions for Ubuntu kernsl

Luis R. Rodriguez mcgrof at
Sat Dec 13 00:29:09 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Pete Graner <pgraner at> wrote:
> 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?

Sure, we just need users to always include this in their bug reports.



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