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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] kbuild: introduce KERNEL_VERSION2 and LINUX_VERSION_CODE2
On Fri, Feb 05, 2021 at 10:50:33PM -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
>SUBLEVEL only has 8 bits of space, which means that we'll overflow it
>once it reaches 256.
>Few of the stable branches will imminently overflow SUBLEVEL while
>there's no risk of overflowing VERSION.
>Thus, give SUBLEVEL 8 more bits which will be stolen from VERSION, this
>should create a better balance between the different version numbers we
>We can't however use the original KERNEL_VERSION and LINUX_VERSION_CODE
>as userspace has created ABI dependency on their structure, and we risk
>breaking this userspace by modifying the layout of the version integers.
>Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
>Reviewed-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
>Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

I wanted to re-use an older commit but forgot to drop the two tags
above. The tags from Masahiro and Greg shouldn't be here, sorry about


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