kern/77355: Detect i*86 subarches for uname

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Feb 10 15:10:29 PST 2005


The following reply was made to PR kern/77355; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
To: Robert Millan <rmh at debian.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: kern/77355: Detect i*86 subarches for uname
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:08:26 -0800

 On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 06:37:44PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
 > 
 > >Number:         77355
 > >Category:       kern
 > >Synopsis:       Detect i*86 subarches for uname
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       non-critical
 > >Priority:       low
 > >Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
 > >State:          open
 > >Quarter:        
 > >Keywords:       
 > >Date-Required:
 > >Class:          change-request
 > >Submitter-Id:   current-users
 > >Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 10 18:10:22 GMT 2005
 > >Closed-Date:
 > >Last-Modified:
 > >Originator:     Robert Millan
 > >Release:        GNU/kFreeBSD 5.3-3 i686
 > >Organization:
 > Debian
 > >Environment:
 > System: GNU/kFreeBSD aragorn 5.3-3 #0: Thu Feb 10 15:39:57 CET 2005 i686 GNU/KFreeBSD
 > 
 > 
 > 	
 > >Description:
 > This patch enables the kernel of FreeBSD to give output of i*86 subarches
 > in the uname kernel call.  As a result, `uname -m' may print "i686", etc
 > instead of always "i386".
 
 Why?  Sounds like it could break a lot of stuff.
 
 Kris


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