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The Madness of uname(3)
Something that is generally taken at face value is the output from uname : $ uname -a NetBSD 9.3 NetBSD 9.3 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Aug 4 15:30:37 UTC 2022 amd64 $ uname -a FreeBSD hydra 13.2-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 13.2-RELEASE-p4 GENERIC amd64 Two separate machines where one is running FreeBSD 13.2 and the other has NetBSD 9.3. Both of them are on dirt check x86_64 type hardware. In fact the machine known with name "hydra" is a real slab of junk that lay in a corner with parts hanging out all over the place. Excellent for cooling right?