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From: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Tony Battersby <tonyb@cybernetics.com>
Cc: Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Jari Ruusu <jariruusu@protonmail.com>,
	David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com>,
	Christoph Biedl <linux-kernel.bfrz@manchmal.in-ulm.de>
Subject: Re: Kernel version numbers after 4.9.255 and 4.4.255
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2021 08:22:02 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YB5DmnPd/Er0+yem@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0b12bac9-1b4e-ec4a-8a45-5eb3f1dbbeca@cybernetics.com>

On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 12:31:05PM -0500, Tony Battersby wrote:
> On 2/4/21 6:00 AM, Jiri Slaby wrote:
> > Agreed. But currently, sublevel won't "wrap", it will "overflow" to 
> > patchlevel. And that might be a problem. So we might need to update the 
> > header generation using e.g. "sublevel & 0xff" (wrap around) or 
> > "sublevel > 255 : 255 : sublevel" (be monotonic and get stuck at 255).
> >
> > In both LINUX_VERSION_CODE generation and KERNEL_VERSION proper.
> 
> My preference would be to be monotonic and get stuck at 255 to avoid
> breaking out-of-tree modules.

I really do not care about out-of-tree modules sorry, as there's nothing
we can do about them.  And internal kernel apis are always changing,
even in stable/lts releases, so changing this type of thing for them
should not be a big deal as maintainers of this type of code always have
to do that.

thanks,

greg k-h

  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-06  7:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-04  5:59 Jari Ruusu
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 [this message]
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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