getting the running patch level

Chris BeHanna chris at
Fri Aug 10 17:02:09 UTC 2012

On Aug 10, 2012, at 09:40 , Simon L. B. Nielsen <simon at> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Roberto <robertot at> wrote:
>> So as far I understand, if the kernel is not updated by the update process, it
>> is not possible to get via "uname" the currently patch level.
> Correct.
> This has been discussed a number of time, but there are no nice and
> simple solution. There is a simple solution if we just update the
> kernel always, but that's a hack IMO.
> While the problem seems rather simple, there are many corner cases
> making it hard to solve. It should be solved so people can get this
> information, personally I just haven't had the time to work on it.

	Split off a version.ko and update that with each patch?

Chris BeHanna
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