Why does "uname -i" show "sun4v" instead of the specific platform? (Doc ID 1307645.1)

Last updated on MARCH 28, 2011

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version: 10 9/10 and later   [Release: 10.0 and later ]
Sun SPARC Sun OS

Goal

Why does "uname -i" show "sun4v" instead of the specific platform name?


For example the T5140 shows the specific platform name in the uname output:

# uname -i
SUNW,T5140



# uname -a
SunOS myt5140 5.10 Generic_144488-06 sun4v sparc SUNW,T5140



However, the T3-2 does not show the specific platform name in the uname output:

# uname -i
sun4v

# uname -a
SunOS myt3dash2 5.10 Generic_142909-17 sun4v sparc sun4v

Solution

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