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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.9-rc1
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.58.0408241221390.17766@ppc970.osdl.org>
    By author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > Hmm.. I have no strong preferences. There _is_ obviously a well-defined
    > ordering from x.y.z.1 -> x.y.z.2 (unlike the -rcX releases that don't have
    > any ordering wrt the bugfixes), so either interdiffs or whole new full
    > diffs are totally "logical". We just have to chose one way or the other,
    > and I don't actually much care.
    >
    > Any reason for your preference?
    >

    I concur with this preference, and for this reason:

    Right now I'm treating x.y.z.w as a strange form of -pre, -rc, or
    -test kernels.

    Dealing with the various forms of the kernel naming scheme would
    become even more complex if point releases were handled differently.

    -hpa

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