Why there is a discrepancy between /etc/redhat-release and uname -r (lsb_release -a)?

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

The version displayed by the command "uname -r" is not matching the version shown by "cat /etc/redhat-release" file or "lsb_release -a" ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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