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.