kerneloops in Ubuntu

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Mon Sep 22 21:11:31 UTC 2008

Ben Collins wrote:
> 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.

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)

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