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    SubjectRe: what to call it after 2.6.23 but before 2.6.24-rc1?
    In message <alpine.LFD.0.999.0710201517530.10525@woody.linux-foundation.org>, Linus Torvalds writes:

    > On Sat, 20 Oct 2007, Erez Zadok wrote:
    [...]

    > - if you are a git user, and got it that way, just use the git name, and
    > use "git describe" to get it.
    >
    > So my current head is called "v2.6.23-6562-g8add244" which tells you
    > three things:
    > (a) it's based on 2.6.23
    > (b) there's been 6562 commits since 2.6.23
    > (c) the top-of-tree abbreviated commit is "8add244".

    Bingo. git-describe is what I was looking for. It's more accurate to use
    as a reference even after rcN come out. My current cloned tree of yours
    sez:

    v2.6.23-6562-g8add244

    One more small git question: I keep a separate tree for unionfs, which I
    rebase often based on your tree. But my tree sez:

    $ git-describe
    v2.6.21-rc1-22880-g3a1848d

    "v2.6.21-rc1"? What am I missing (some tags I forgot to pull?) Why isn't
    git-describe saying that I'm based on your latest tree?

    Thanks,
    Erez.
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