[Nottingham] uname decoding

Penfold Q penfoldq at penfoldq.co.uk
Fri Dec 7 16:41:11 GMT 2007

On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 03:25:20PM +0000, Simon Osborne wrote:
> On 07/12/2007, Penfold Q <penfoldq at penfoldq.co.uk> wrote:
> > On a linux host, `uname -v` starts with a # character and a number. What
> > does this signify?
> Quick Google says:
>  The answer is that the uname -v gives the "The number of the last major
>  kernel patch applied to the machine."
> Simon

Hmmm.. I have been looking at Google and have tried a large number of 
searches but not seen that answer. It seems right and fits in with the 
values I've seen on various boxes I've tried it on. (Eg #1 on a RHEL 
machine, #8 on a User Mode Linux client, etc)



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