Re: [RFC] Kernel version numbering scheme change

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Oct 18 2008 - 18:39:06 EST

On Friday 2008-10-17 17:44, Greg KH wrote:
>Sure, but by then, the 2.6.521 release will be out and we could fix it
>up by finally going to 3.0 :)

There will be no 2.6.521. Simply because the LINUX_VERSION_CODE
macro only allows for the 2nd and 3rd position to be 8 bits.

(Hooray, which means we will _automatically_ get a 2.7 after at most
229 more releases, or 3.0 after at most 63973 more releases!^{*})

{*} If you find off-by-one errors, keep them.
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