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SubjectRe: Linux-2.4.0-test9-pre2 (version numbering)
> "Barry K. Nathan" <> said:
> > In other words, if I understand things correctly, once we have Linux
> > 2.4.0-test4294967296 ;) and 2.4 is stable enough for the last phase of
> > testing before release, 2.4.0-pre1 will be next...
> That so? Must get Linus an Alpha or SPARC64 ASAP so 2.4.0-test isn't unduly
> restricted by version numbers...

I just picked 2^32 as a jokingly large number - if I meant to imply a
32-bit limit, I would have done 2^32 - 1 (4294967295) instead. :) (When I
was writing the email, I was wondering if I should have made it 4294967297

-Barry K. Nathan <>
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