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    SubjectRe: Oops: ptrace fix buggy
    On Mon, 14 April 2003 16:31:08 +0200, Martin Schlemmer wrote:
    > On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 15:46, Jörn Engel wrote:
    >
    > > Privately, I have introduced a variable FIXLEVEL for this. The
    > > resulting kernel version is 2.4.20.2 instead of 2.4.20-uv2, which imo
    > > is more suiting for a fixed stable kernel.
    >
    > This is not a good idea ... especially if its a box that you
    > compile a lot of software on. Reason is that everything expects
    > it to be MAJ.MIN.MIC ... If you add now another version, then
    > things start to break. A good example is mozilla ...

    That doesn't convince me (yet?). Why doesn't 2.4.20-pre5-ac3 break
    mozilla, but 2.4.20.1 does? If mozilla depends on this information, it
    should at least have a robust parser for it.

    Can you give me a little more details on this? Did anyone ever declare
    that userspace can expect kernel versions to fit this regex?
    \d+\.\d+\.\d+(-.+)?

    Jörn

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