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Re: how to detect a debian kernel from `uname -r`

On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 08:23:52AM +0100, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 08:04:33AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > -1 was both the abi number and the debian revision. I guess you need to fix
> > your script again :)
> The client sends a plain /proc/version, so fixing this is very easy to
> fix this on the server side.


> > And none of those is really a subset of the other, altough the debian package
> > version is clearly the most unique and maps uniquely to both the kernel
> > version and the abi (but not the flavour).
> The main objective of this whole info was to drop the flavour, so I
> think taking the debian package version is correct. All kernels with the
> same debian package version will be then accounted together.

You are not interested in recordying the debian abi number, or the flavour as
a subset of the architecture used ? This seems like interesting info.

We also have another level which is not yet used, the subarch level, which is
actually badly named, but we intent to use for adding additional uncompatible
patches like the vserver patches.


Sven Luther

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