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SubjectRe: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change
On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 01:26:27PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 15:18 +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 12:06:30PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2008-10-17 at 11:56 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 12:55:44AM -0700, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 09:47:51AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > >...
> > > > > > Packages are built in a chroot with the correct release installed.
> > > > >
> > > > > Then why would this break if they are being built against the correct,
> > > > > older, kernel?
> > > >
> > > > How could you build userspace "against a kernel"?
> > > >
> > > > sys_*uname() returns the version of the running kernel.
> > >
> > > We have a uts namespace, you can make the thing return whatever well you
> > > please.
> >
> > Hostname, domainname, what else?
>
> Can't it fake the version number? -

It can, but is there a system call for this?

> sounds like a useful feature :-)


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