Description of problem:
Due to target cpu being appended to the kernel release, the expected output from 'uname -r' now has the target cpu appended.
This has the potential to break any scripts etc using the output from 'uname -r'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. uname -r
$ uname -r
$ uname -r
See here for a discussion on the RHEL6beta mailing list:
See here for where this "feature" was introduced:
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
This issue has been proposed when we are only considering blocker
issues in the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. It has
been denied for the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.
** If you would still like this issue considered for the current
release, ask your support representative to file as a blocker on
your behalf. Otherwise ask that it be considered for the next
Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. **
Since RHEL 6.2 External Beta has begun, and this bug remains
unresolved, it has been rejected as it is not proposed as
exception or blocker.
Red Hat invites you to ask your support representative to
propose this request, if appropriate and relevant, in the
next release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
We've gone almost the entire release cycle with no customers complaining, so I'm closing this as WONTFIX.