[kwlug-disc] Different kernel version on same LTS?

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Apr 18 17:34:08 EDT 2014

I noticed something odd the other day, a discrepancy of the kernel version
on almost identical machines.
Both machines are running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.

This is a machine that was on 10.04 and then upgraded to 12.04.

$ uname -vr
3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:54:44 UTC 2014

$ dpkg -l | grep linux-im | awk '{print $2}'

$ grep DESCR /etc/lsb-release

This machine was initially the same, but had a hard drive failure, and was
reinstalled on a new drive from a DVD

$ uname -rv
3.11.0-19-generic #33~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 12 21:16:27 UTC 2014

$ dpkg -l | grep linux-im | awk '{print $2}'

Same distro release as the other machine:
$ grep DESCR /etc/lsb-release

Note the different kernel version?
The upgraded machine has 3.2, and the installed one has 3.11!

It is not causing any issues. Just curious why this happens.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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