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SubjectRe: Linux 4.4.256
On Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 08:59:42AM -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 2/6/21 5:22 AM, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 06, 2021 at 02:11:13PM +0100, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> >> Something like this looks more robust to me, it will use SUBLEVEL for
> >> values 0 to 255 and 255 for any larger value:
> >>
> >> - expr $(VERSION) \* 65536 + 0$(PATCHLEVEL) \* 256 + 0$(SUBLEVEL)); \
> >> + expr $(VERSION) \* 65536 + 0$(PATCHLEVEL) \* 256 + 255 \* (0$(SUBLEVEL) > 255) + 0$(SUBLEVEL) * (0$(SUBLEVEL \<= 255)); \
> >
> > Bah, I obviously missed a backslash above and forgot spaces around parens.
> > Here's a tested version:
> >
> > diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile
> > index 7d86ad6ad36c..9b91b8815b40 100644
> > --- a/Makefile
> > +++ b/Makefile
> > @@ -1252,7 +1252,7 @@ endef
> >
> > define filechk_version.h
> > echo \#define LINUX_VERSION_CODE $(shell \
> > - expr $(VERSION) \* 65536 + 0$(PATCHLEVEL) \* 256 + 0$(SUBLEVEL)); \
> > + expr $(VERSION) \* 65536 + 0$(PATCHLEVEL) \* 256 + 255 \* \( 0$(SUBLEVEL) \> 255 \) + 0$(SUBLEVEL) \* \( 0$(SUBLEVEL) \<= 255 \) ); \
> > echo '#define KERNEL_VERSION(a,b,c) (((a) << 16) + ((b) << 8) + (c))'
> > endef
> >
>
> I like that version.

See the patch that Sasha queued up already, it just fixes it at 255 for
now, and we will update with what is in Linus's tree like the above when
that gets merged in 5.12-rc1.

> Two questions: Are there any concerns that KERNEL_VERSION(4, 4, 256)
> matches KERNEL_VERSION(4, 5. 0),

As that "release" did nothing, no, I'm not too worried about it, are
you?

> and do you plan to send this patch upstream ?

See the series sent upstream here: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20210206035033.2036180-1-sashal@kernel.org

thanks,

greg k-h

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