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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.32-rc3
    On Tue 2009-10-06 22:31:19, Theodore Tso wrote:
    > On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 11:22:38AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
    > >
    > > Why don't you just have the kernel version Linux-commitid?
    > >
    > > why keep up the pretense that the 2.6.xx bit means anything outside of release?
    > >
    > > You could just have the tarball generation scripts make it into a 2.6.31 but
    > > for everyone else we never see it.
    >
    > The tarball generation scripts for the daily snapshots already set
    > EXTRAVERSION to -git15, -git16, etc.
    >
    > So the problem seems to be localized to those users/developers who are
    > smart enough to use git, and dumb enough not to set
    > CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO. So big of a set this actually is, I can't
    > say. Do we have any statistics about how many bug reporters make this
    > mistake?

    I admit -- I did not know about LOCALVERSION_AUTO, and many times
    wished -rc0 would be labeled as such.

    Now...perhaps LOCALVERSION_AUTO should not be option? Just hardwire it
    to Y? (But that still does not solve systems when someone, probably
    me, did rm -rf .git, for space and speed reasons).

    Pavel
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