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From: Jari Ruusu <jariruusu@protonmail.com>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Sasha Levin <sashal@kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"stable@vger.kernel.org" <stable@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Kernel version numbers after 4.9.255 and 4.4.255
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 05:59:42 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7pR0YCctzN9phpuEChlL7_SS6auHOM80bZBcGBTZPuMkc6XjKw7HUXf9vZUPi-IaV2gTtsRVXgywQbja8xpzjGRDGWJsVYSGQN5sNuX1yaQ=@protonmail.com> (raw)

Greg,
I hope that your linux kernel release scripts are
implemented in a way that understands that PATCHLEVEL= and
SUBLEVEL= numbers in top-level linux Makefile are encoded
as 8-bit numbers for LINUX_VERSION_CODE and
KERNEL_VERSION() macros, and must stay in range 0...255.
These 8-bit limits are hardcoded in both kernel source and
userspace ABI.

After 4.9.255 and 4.4.255, your scripts should be
incrementing a number in EXTRAVERSION= in top-level
linux Makefile.

--
Jari Ruusu  4096R/8132F189 12D6 4C3A DCDA 0AA4 27BD  ACDF F073 3C80 8132 F189


             reply	other threads:[~2021-02-04  6:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-04  5:59 Jari Ruusu [this message]
2021-02-04  6:20 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-04  7:26   ` Jiri Slaby
2021-02-04  8:51     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-04 11:00       ` Jiri Slaby
2021-02-04 16:28         ` David Laight
2021-02-04 16:48           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-04 20:19           ` Christoph Biedl
2021-02-05  6:52             ` Greg KH
2021-02-05 17:31         ` Tony Battersby
2021-02-05 18:11           ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2021-02-06  7:20             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-06  9:24               ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2021-02-06  9:29                 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-06  9:48                   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2021-02-06 10:18                     ` Hans Verkuil
2021-02-06 11:18                       ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab
2021-02-06  7:22           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-05  9:06       ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-05  9:33         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-05 18:44           ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-06  7:23             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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