compiler info in kernel identification string

Andriy Gapon avg at
Fri Nov 16 07:34:24 UTC 2012

on 16/11/2012 01:09 Dimitry Andric said the following:
> And as I remarked in another reply, now that I have thought about it a
> bit, I would much rather see this information moved to a sysctl or dmesg
> line, than in uname.  With the happy side effect that no existing uname
> parsers would be confused!

I would still like to have at least compiler's "base name" or type or something
in uname.

Andriy Gapon

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