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SubjectRe: Kernel version numbers after 4.9.255 and 4.4.255
On Thu, Feb 04, 2021 at 05:59:42AM +0000, Jari Ruusu wrote:
> Greg,
> I hope that your linux kernel release scripts are
> implemented in a way that understands that PATCHLEVEL= and
> SUBLEVEL= numbers in top-level linux Makefile are encoded
> as 8-bit numbers for LINUX_VERSION_CODE and
> KERNEL_VERSION() macros, and must stay in range 0...255.
> These 8-bit limits are hardcoded in both kernel source and
> userspace ABI.
>
> After 4.9.255 and 4.4.255, your scripts should be
> incrementing a number in EXTRAVERSION= in top-level
> linux Makefile.

Should already be fixed in linux-next, right?

thanks,

greg k-h

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