Re: [3.8.y.z extended stable] Linux stable review

From: Greg KH
Date: Mon Aug 25 2014 - 13:01:18 EST

On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 09:54:46AM -0700, Kamal Mostafa wrote:
> This is the start of the review cycle for the Linux stable kernel.
> ** NOTE: This will be the last Linux 3.8.y.z extended stable version
> ** to be released and supported by me and the Ubuntu Kernel team.

I know this is the last release, but I have gotten some complaints by
people who are confused by the numbering scheme you are using for the
Canonical stable kernel releases. Can you please use the EXTRAVERSION
field with a "-something" tag in it to differenciate from the "normal" stable releases?

A simple "-ubuntu" or "-canonical" or "-fuzzy_bunnies" marking would be
fine, or whatever you want to pick.

Everyone used to do this a long time ago when we had lots of different
kernel releases / trees floating around in the pre-git days, which made
things much easier to figure out where the trees came from.


greg k-h
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