Re: 2.6.Stable and EXTRAVERSION

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 14:45:46 EST

Justin M. Forbes wrote:
With the new stable series kernels, the .x versioning is being added to
EXTRAVERSION. This has traditionally been a space for local modification.
I know several distributions are using EXTRAVERSION for build numbers,
platform and assorted other information to differentiate their kernel
I would propose that the new stable series kernels move the .x version
information somewhere more official. I certainly do not mind throwing
together a patch to support DOTVERSION or what ever people want to call it.
Is anyone opposed to such a change?

Distros could conceivably use CONFIG_LOCALVERSION, although it might be cleaner to add another version level.

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