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From: Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Christoph Biedl <linux-kernel.bfrz@manchmal.in-ulm.de>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, stable@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Kernel version numbers after 4.9.255 and 4.4.255
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2021 07:52:31 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YBzrL/NS0vVeTe0/@kroah.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1612468714@msgid.manchmal.in-ulm.de>

On Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 09:19:33PM +0100, Christoph Biedl wrote:
> David Laight wrote...
> 
> > A full wrap might catch checks for less than (say) 4.4.2 which
> > might be present to avoid very early versions.
> > So sticking at 255 or wrapping onto (say) 128 to 255 might be better.
> 
> Hitting such version checks still might happen, though.

By who?  For what?

> Also, any wrapping introduces a real risk package managers will see
> version numbers running backwards and therefore will refrain from
> installing an actually newer version.

package managers do not take the version from this macro, do they?  If
they do, please show me which ones.

thanks,

greg k-h

  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-05  6:53 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 [this message]
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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