RE: [PATCH] Remove hardcoded static string length

From: David Laight
Date: Thu May 25 2023 - 11:04:43 EST

From: Kenny Ho
> Sent: 25 May 2023 15:28
> To: David Laight <David.Laight@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Andrew Lunn <andrew@xxxxxxx>; Marc Dionne <marc.dionne@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; Kenny Ho <Kenny.Ho@xxxxxxx>;
> David Howells <dhowells@xxxxxxxxxx>; David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; Eric Dumazet
> <edumazet@xxxxxxxxxx>; Jakub Kicinski <kuba@xxxxxxxxxx>; Paolo Abeni <pabeni@xxxxxxxxxx>; linux-
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> Subject: Re: [PATCH] Remove hardcoded static string length
> On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 5:14 AM David Laight <David.Laight@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I does rather beg the question as what is in UTS_RELEASE when
> > it exceeds (IIRC) about 48 characters?
> Thanks for the question as it made me dig deeper. UTS_RELEASE is
> actually capped at 64:

But isn't UTS_RELEASE usually much shorter?
I think it is what 'uname -r' prints, the longest I've seen recently
is "3.10.0-1127.19.1.el7.x86_64" - well under the limit.

> "The standard formulation seems to be: <project> <version> built
> <yyyy>-<mm>-<dd>"

Which I don't recall the string actually matching?
Also the people who like reproducible builds don't like __DATE__.


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