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Re: A short digression on FOSS (Re: understanding speculative preallocat

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Subject: Re: A short digression on FOSS (Re: understanding speculative preallocation)
From: Jay Ashworth <jra@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:30:02 -0400 (EDT)
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Sandeen" <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> >> From: "Dave Chinner" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >> The "version" of XFS that you are running is that of the
> >> kernel you are running. i.e. 2.6.32-279.x.y or 2.6.32-358.x.y.
> >
> > Those aren't kernel versions; those are kernel *package* versions.
> Those are RHEL kernel version numbers, which 100% uniquely identify
> the code contained in those kernels.

So how, Eric, would that help, say, SuSE users -- which the XFS website makes 
special note to point out that there's a specific agreement in place to 
support.  Even SLES users vice openSUSE, though the XFS.org website doesn't 
make that distinction.

I'm sticking with "those are kernel package versions", and I was yelled
at the other day because I was interested in things that weren't "mainline
kernel versions".  RHEL kernels are the *best available example* of "not
a mainline kernel version", so I find these conflicting reports most

> > Kernel versions are w.x.y or w.x.y.z.
> ^Upstream.

"Mainline".  Which was not my choice of term.

-- jra
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