Semantics of kernel ABI-nums

Colin Ian King colin.king at
Sat Nov 12 13:55:12 UTC 2011

On 11/11/11 09:47, Stefan Bader wrote:
>>> linaro-mx51, linaro-omap, and linaro-xexpress? Is there documentation on how
> I have to agree with Paolo that I have no idea about a n900 flavour ever done by
> us. And the things that get referenced strongly point to linaro.
> For the arm topic branches we _have_ been doing, the ABI number usually starts
> at a different base. I am not sure I can remember all the reasoning. I think
> without that there was some naming clash of some packages. And at least in some
> cases the arm kernel of the next release was the same version as the previous
> which would not work without the offset. The ABI numbers we know of should be
> all documented in [1].
> -Stefan
> [1]
Makes me wonder if we should consider building into the kernel the name
of originating git repo in the same way we've added
/proc/version_signature in fs/proc/version_signature.c


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