kerneloops in Ubuntu

Ben Collins ben.collins at
Mon Sep 22 16:59:41 UTC 2008

Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Amit Kucheria wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Arjan van de Ven 
>> <arjan at> wrote:
>>>> What mechanism do other distros use to differentiate the report? I
>>>> don't see any command-line option or config file option in kerneloops
>>>> to tag-on the distro name.
>>> in the git version there's methods for this.
>>> however until now, all distros had some distinct marker in their kernel
>>> version string
>>> (fc9, mdk etc) that I use map to a distro
>> Ben, do we have any problem with adding a 'ubuntu' identifier to our
>> version string?
> even just an "ub" or something works ;)
> or any kind of regexp that identifies it as ubuntu really, I don't care 
> how it's done

Can you check this via the dmesg? The full version string contains 
Ubuntu in it.

>> One last clarification before I take this proposal back to our
>> community - upon fixing the kernel version string, would you, by
>> default, filter Ubuntu bugs? I want to be sure that turning on
>> kerneloops doesn't flood your primary reports.
> I will treat them as full normal reports, but realize that I tend to filter
> out reports for older kernels (I'm about to start dropping 2.6.25 
> reports from
> the statistics, although I keep collecting them in the DB), simply 
> because bugs that
> old aren't really relevant for upstream (and if they are, they do happen 
> with newer
> kernels as well and show up there)

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