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SubjectRe: 2.6.19-git13: uts banner changes break SLES9 (at least)
Theodore Tso wrote:
> As far as whether or not it should be _mandatory_, to be able to pull
> out the version information from an arbitrary bzImage file, can folks
> agree that it would at least be a nice-to-have feature? Sometimes
> when you're out in the field you don't know what you're faced with,
> especially if you're dealing with a customer who likes to build their
> own kernels, and who might not have, ah, a very well defined release
> process. Sure, you can _call_ them incompetent, and it might even be
> true, but wouldn't be nice if there was an easy way to look at a
> bzImage file and be able to tell what kernel version it was built
> from?

There is a documented procedure for doing exactly that.

See Documentation/i386/boot.txt for details; there is a pointer in the
header which points to a cleartext string, even if the kernel is compressed.

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