Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97872
uname -p reports "unknown" on ia64 systems w/ AS 2.1
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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Description of problem:
This bug is similar to a very old bug - #31485
However, I noticed in RedHat 9 systems that are ia32 based, uname -p will
report things like 'i686' instead of 'unknown'.
On Itanium1 and Itanium2 systems I've used (including SGI 750, HP RX2600, and
SGI's Altix product), uname -p reports unknown with AS 2.1.
This isn't a huge deal but we ran across this and I thought I'd file a bug on
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to AS 2.1 ia64 system
2. run 'uname -p'
Actual Results: It reports 'unknown'
Expected Results: Something like 'itanium1' or similar.
Yes. sh-utils became coreutils, and that displays 'ia64' from uname -p. So
it's 'fixed' (in as much as, you get the output you expect) in a newer version.