Commit 2d061d99 authored by Kieran Bingham's avatar Kieran Bingham Committed by Linus Torvalds
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scripts/gdb: add version command

lx-version Report the Linux Version of the current kernel.

Add a command to identify the version specified by the banner in the
debugged kernel.

This lets the user identify the kernel of the running kernel, and will
let later scripts compare the banner of the attached kernel against the
banner in the vmlinux symbols files to verify that the files are

[ remove blank line from help output and fix pep8 warning]
Signed-off-by: default avatarKieran Bingham <>
Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka's avatarJan Kiszka <>
Cc: Jason Wessel <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 5c9a8750
# gdb helper commands and functions for Linux kernel debugging
# Kernel proc information reader
# Copyright (c) 2016 Linaro Ltd
# Authors:
# Kieran Bingham <>
# This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL version 2.
import gdb
class LxVersion(gdb.Command):
""" Report the Linux Version of the current kernel.
Equivalent to cat /proc/version on a running target"""
def __init__(self):
super(LxVersion, self).__init__("lx-version", gdb.COMMAND_DATA)
def invoke(self, arg, from_tty):
# linux_banner should contain a newline
......@@ -29,3 +29,4 @@ else:
import linux.tasks
import linux.cpus
import linux.lists
import linux.proc
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