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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.9-rc1
On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 14:48:30 -0700 H. Peter Anvin wrote:

| Linus Torvalds wrote:
| > Ok,
| > tons of patches merged, with me being away for a week, and also the
| > normal pent-up patch demand after any stable kernel. Special thanks as
| > always to Andrew, who synced up 200+ patches (he's attributed in the
| > sign-off lines, but not in the appended shortlog, so I just wanted to
| > point that out).
| >
| > Changes all over: arm, ppc, sparc, acpi, i2c, usb, fbcon, ntfs, xfs, nfs,
| > cpufreq, agp, sata, network drivers - you name it. Most of the changes are
| > fairly small, but there's a lot of them.
| >
| > Administrative trivia, and one thing I agonized over: should I make the
| > patches relative to 2.6.8 or 2.6.8.1? I decided that since there is
| > nothing that says that a "basic bug-fix" releases for a previous release
| > might not happen _after_ we've done a -rc release for the next version, I
| > can't sanely do patches against a bugfix release.
| >
| > Thus the 2.6.9-rc1 patch is against plain 2.6.8. If you have 2.6.8.1, you
| > need to undo the .1 patch, and apply the big one. BK users and tar-balls
| > don't see that particular confusion, of course ;)
| >
|
| The kernel.org scripts I am pretty sure will assume 2.6.9-rc1 are against
| 2.6.8, not 2.6.8.1.

Hey, I'll chime in and make it unanimous. Maybe easier scripting like
Matt said, but definitely makes more sense (less surprise) for users
IMO.

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~Randy
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