Why armbian-release and uname -v don't match ??


jmviper
 Share

2 2

Recommended Posts

Armbian is a community driven open source project. Do you like to contribute your code?

Have you rebooted yet?

 

Hypothesis:

The currently running kernel is 21.08.2, but the update has already changed the files.   
 

Run uname -a again after restarting.


These proc filesystem entries are another way to see what and how your currently running machine was booted:

cat /proc/cmdline

cat /proc/version

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Werner said:

Not every update of bsp necessarily means kernel was updated too and vice versa.

 

Thanks, I thought so, so armbian updates are on one side and kernel upgrades are on the other and don't match if they don't come together so the reliable OS info is.... armbian version info and not uname

 

38 minutes ago, FossCoder said:

Have you rebooted yet?

 

Hypothesis:

The currently running kernel is 21.08.2, but the update has already changed the files.   
 

Run uname -a again after restarting.


These proc filesystem entries are another way to see what and how your currently running machine was booted:

cat /proc/cmdline

cat /proc/version

 

 

Here is the output of those commands (opi PC has been restarted several times since last update):

 

root@orangepipc:~# uname -a
Linux orangepipc 5.10.60-sunxi #21.08.2 SMP Tue Sep 14 16:28:44 UTC 2021 armv7l GNU/Linux

 

root@orangepipc:~# cat /proc/cmdline
root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootwait rootfstype=ext4 console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty1 hdmi.audio=EDID:0 disp.screen0_output_mode=1920x1080p60 panic=10 consoleblank=0 loglevel=1 ubootpart=5ae5405d-01 ubootsource=mmc usb-storage.quirks=0x2537:0x1066:u,0x2537:0x1068:u   sunxi_ve_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_g2d_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_fb_mem_reserve=16 cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1

 

root@orangepipc:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.10.60-sunxi (root@runner4) (arm-linux-gnueabihf-gcc (GNU Toolchain for the A-profile Architecture 8.3-2019.03 (arm-rel-8.36)) 8.3.0, GNU ld (GNU Toolchain for the A-profile Architecture 8.3-2019.03 (arm-rel-8.36)) 2.32.0.20190321) #21.08.2 SMP Tue Sep 14 16:28:44 UTC 2021

 

Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

29 minutes ago, jmviper said:

reliable OS info

 

It's not just that.


Armbian has to deal with greater complexity than we are used in mainstream desktop Linux PC world. Where you have one hardware interface (kernel) and you don't deal with how hardware boots (you have bios). We cover loading Linux and we have / maintain up to tree kernels per each chip family. Then we have minimal and standard user land favours in 10 different variants (bionic, buster, focal, bullseye, ... ) and 10 different (xfce, gnome, ...) desktop types.

 

Imagine how much things would need to be updated, to unify "armbian" version. Also how much power - currently we rebuild things with only around 240 high end x86 cpu  cores which are barely enough to keep current situation under control.

 

https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_FAQ/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

2 2