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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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