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SubjectRe: [PATCH] automate patch names in kernel versions
On Tue, 5 Aug 2003 12:17:18 -0700 Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com> wrote:

| On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 03:44:19PM -0500, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
| > Perhaps times have changed enough that I can revive this idea from a
| > few years ago:
| >
| > http://groups.google.com/groups?q=patchname+oxymoron&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=fa.jif8l5v.1b049jd%40ifi.uio.no&rnum=1
| >
| > <quote year=1999>
| > This four-line patch provides a means for listing what patches have
| > been built into a kernel. This will help track non-standard kernel
| > versions, such as those released by Redhat, or Alan's ac series, etc.
| > more easily.
| >
| > With this patch in place, each new patch can include a file of the
| > form "patchname.[identifier]" in the top level source directory and
| > [identifier] will then be added to the kernel version string. For
| > instance, Alan's ac patches could include a file named patchdesc.ac2
| > (containing a change log, perhaps), and the resulting kernel would be
| > identified as 2.2.0-pre6+ac2, both at boot and by uname.
| >
| > This may prove especially useful for tracking problems with kernels
| > built by distribution packagers and problems reported by automated
| > tools.
| > </quote>
| >
| > The patch now appends patches as -name rather than +name to avoid
| > issues that might exist with packaging tools and scripts.
|
| Has anything happened with this patch?
|
| I for one would love it to be merged.

I saved it, as you did too apparently.
Looks nice to me as well.

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~Randy
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