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Subject[ANNOUNCE] 4.4.256-rt214
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Hello RT-list!

I'm pleased to announce the 4.4.256-rt214 stable release.

This release is just an update to the new stable 4.4.256 version.

GregKH writes:

As was pointed out to us stable kernel maintainers last week, the
overflow of the .y release number was going to happen soon, and our
proposed solution for it (use 16 bits instead of 8), turns out to be
breaking a userspace-visable api.

As we can’t really break this, I did a release of the 4.4.256 and
4.9.256 releases today that contain nothing but a new version
number. See the links for the full technical details if curious.

Right now I’m asking that everyone who uses these older kernel
releases to upgrade to this release, and do a full rebuild of their
systems in order to see what might, or might not, break. If problems
happen, please let us know on the stable@vger.kernel.org mailing list
as soon as possible as I can only hold off on doing new stable
releases for these branches for a single week only (i.e. February 12,
2021).

http://www.kroah.com/log/blog/2021/02/05/8-bits-are-enough-for-a-version-number-dot-dot-dot/

You can get this release via the git tree at:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rt/linux-stable-rt.git

branch: v4.4-rt
Head SHA1: cddea11550f1a2f0e8dd1c517bae4b76603e55d2

Or to build 4.4.256-rt214 directly, the following patches should be applied:

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.4.tar.xz

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/patch-4.4.256.xz

https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/rt/4.4/patch-4.4.256-rt214.patch.xz


Enjoy!
Daniel

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