Re: [git pull] drm request 3

From: Michel Dänzer
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 18:27:16 EST

On Thu, 2010-03-04 at 15:19 -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> What would happen if I changed DRIVER_PATCHLEVEL to 1 for the i915 driver?

Nothing. :) Only the major version is supposed to signify outright
incompatibility, the minor version signifies backwards compatibility
within the same major version, and the patchlevel has no impact on the
interface. All the other drivers are basically following this, only
nouveau is abusing the patchlevel as a major version for reasons beyond

Earthling Michel DÃnzer |
Libre software enthusiast | Debian, X and DRI developer
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