[OpenAFS] Re: sysname for 3.x linux kernel

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:14:19 -0800

Ken Dreyer <ktdreyer@ktdreyer.com> writes:

> I am curious when OpenAFS will actually going to move their Linux
> sysname to linux3 :-)

Probably never.  The desired granularity is really site-specific, and
there's nothing about the 3.0 kernel that broke backwards compatibility
with code that was working under 2.6.

The kernel version is really the wrong thing to drive @sys values from
anyway.  If anything, you want the glibc version, or some combination of
facts that compose an ABI (which is more about glibc than about the

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>