Post Your uname -a


Yes, they had to switch away from grsecurity’s patchset after that company went evil to a paid-for service[1] so now Alpine track the vanilla LTS branch and use a relatively hardened configuration.

The newer kernels are probably avoided because new features always introduce the potential for new vulnerabilities and Alpine is very security-focused.



Thx about the comeback & link mate, will check it out.

Remember my little stint with Alpine when distro-hoping like hell ! lol 2-3 times a day at a moment .

Edit: Weird, can t open grsecurity site at all.


You have read this on the site grsecurity


Thx @ector , will check it out.


Without wanting to drag this off-topic, Linus’ comment was directed at grsec’s lack of integration with the open source development model rather than the quality of their code.

Most of grsec’s alterations have been implented by the KSPP, albeit in a very diluted form, so they must be good :slight_smile:


here’s my uname -a:

sevenday4@guys-pc  ~  uname -a                          ✔  385  16:08:24 
Linux guys-pc 4.14.56-1-lts #1 SMP Tue Jul 17 20:11:42 CEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


Thanks for the info


uname -a
Linux altman 4.14.64-xanmod41 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Aug 17 19:34:11 -03 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Linux lexington 4.18.1-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 15 21:11:55 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


@Tyr-El. Didn t know Arch was on 4.18 already.I m on the LTS kernel on my side.


I was actually a little surprised by that too when I did the uname. I thought I was still on 4.17 :smiley:


Lol, you bet !


This article will shed some light on why you’re now .18:
[](Linux 4.18)


@sevenday4, thx , wasn t aware of this.Bookmarked.


Updated OpenBSD -current from a fresh snapshot this morning:

Puffy:~$ uname -a
OpenBSD Puffy.lan 6.4 GENERIC.MP#268 amd64

It’s showing version 6.4 now so the next release must be imminent.

Watch this space:


@Head_on_a_Stick , weird the link doesn t work on my end.

404 Not Found


No, they haven’t got the page up yet: it usually goes active a few days or weeks before the actual release.


Ah , thx for the comeback in there.


uname -a
Linux altman 4.14.66-xanmod42 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Aug 22 16:27:35 -03 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux


That’s it for now. :grin:

Linux inspin 4.18.5-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Aug 24 12:48:58 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux