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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:23:32 -0700
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Greg KH <>,
	Tim Gardner <>
CC:	Kamal Mostafa <>,,,
Subject: Re: [3.13.y.z extended stable] Linux stable review

On 09/16/2014 11:13 AM, Greg KH wrote:
> By the "trailing digit", i.e. ".y", only.  It's just an aditional
> number, not a "vendor version mark", like most packaging systems all
> incorporate to show obviously that there is a difference from the
> "upstream" release here.
>> I _want_ the consumer to be aware of where they have acquired their
>> kernel sources (as if the git URL is insufficient). Frankly, if the
>> version is an _enduring_ source of confusion, then perhaps the
>> consumer should seek other endeavors.
> You are really trying to use the "if the user is so dumb to understand,
> they should just go away" argument here?  I value our users more than
> that, they are the only reason we will survive over time.  You will not
> succeed by going around calling them names.

It is worth noting that we have a long-standing convention for these
sort of things.  It looks like x.y[.z]-XXn where XX is two or three
letters, e.g. 3.13.11-km7.


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