Re: 2.6.Stable and EXTRAVERSION

From: Chris Friesen
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 15:54:53 EST

Bill Davidsen wrote:
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?

I think it will confuse scripts which expect something local in the 4th field. I confess that I have such, and that field is turned into a directory name during builds, so test results are saved in a proper place. I think vendors and people who care will just keep three digits, and those who want the last can make their EXTRAVERSION
or whatever is needed.

There's also the LOCALVERSION that can be set in the config file. I've switched to using that, since it means one less kernel patch to port.

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