kerneloops in Ubuntu

Amit Kucheria amit at
Wed Oct 8 16:25:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 1:12 AM, Ben Collins <ben.collins at> wrote:
> Arjan van de Ven wrote:

>> I really would like to be able to see it from uname -r
>> that way I can compute it from my database; and it just works for various
>> cases
>> (people running mainline kernels on ubuntu don't get counted as ubuntu,
>> and the other way around as well)
> Well, there's no way we can retroactively do that. We could going forward
> though. But right now only Ubuntu kernels show this:
> [    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.27-3-generic (buildd at crested) (gcc version
> 4.3.2 (Ubuntu 4.3.2-1ubuntu6) ) #1 SMP Wed Sep 10 16:18:52 UTC 2008 (Ubuntu
> 2.6.27-3.4-generic)
> Mostly, I'm pointing to the last part: "Ubuntu 2.6.27-3.4-generic" this is
> an extended version string we've added that only comes from our source tree.
> That would get you the people you have now. If it's too cumbersome, we can
> look into adding "ub" or something to the "uname -r" string in the next
> release.
> We've always had, and always will have the extended version info in the
> dmesg though (which I think shows up in oopses?). It is also shown in
> /proc/version_signature, though I'm sure you haven't already captured that
> data since it's Ubuntu specific.

Hi Arjan,

As Ben has indicated, it isn't possible for us to modify the version
string for Ubuntu Intrepid since the build system depends on it. We
will modify it for the next release.

In the meanwhile, would the following lines from top of dmesg be good enough?

[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[    0.000000] Linux version 2.6.27-4-generic (buildd at yellow) (gcc
version 4.3.2 (Ubuntu 4.3.2-1ubuntu7) ) #1 SMP Wed Sep 24 01:29:06 UTC
2008 (Ubuntu 2.6.27-4.6-generic)

If not, I am afraid we will have to wait until the next release.


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