1. 10 Jan, 2007 1 commit
  2. 11 Dec, 2006 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Make SLES9 "get_kernel_version" work on the kernel binary again · 8993780a
      Linus Torvalds authored
      As reported by Andy Whitcroft, at least the SLES9 initrd build process
      depends on getting the kernel version from the kernel binary.  It does
      that by simply trawling the binary and looking for the signature of the
      "linux_banner" string (the string "Linux version " to be exact. Which
      is really broken in itself, but whatever..)
      
      That got broken when the string was changed to allow /proc/version to
      change the UTS release information dynamically, and "get_kernel_version"
      thus returned "%s" (see commit a2ee8649:
      "[PATCH] Fix linux banner utsname information").
      
      This just restores "linux_banner" as a static string, which should fix
      the version finding.  And /proc/version simply uses a different string.
      
      To avoid wasting even that miniscule amount of memory, the early boot
      string should really be marked __initdata, but that just causes the same
      bug in SLES9 to re-appear, since it will then find other occurrences of
      "Linux version " first.
      
      Cc: Andy Whitcroft <apw@shadowen.org>
      Acked-by: 's avatarHerbert Poetzl <herbert@13thfloor.at>
      Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
      Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Cc: Steve Fox <drfickle@us.ibm.com>
      Acked-by: 's avatarOlaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de>
      Signed-off-by: 's avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
      8993780a
  3. 08 Dec, 2006 1 commit
  4. 02 Oct, 2006 1 commit
  5. 03 Jul, 2006 1 commit
    • Sam Ravnborg's avatar
      kbuild: introduce utsrelease.h · 63104eec
      Sam Ravnborg authored
      include/linux/version.h contained both actual KERNEL version
      and UTS_RELEASE that contains a subset from git SHA1 for when
      kernel was compiled as part of a git repository.
      This had the unfortunate side-effect that all files including version.h
      would be recompiled when some git changes was made due to changes SHA1.
      Split it out so we keep independent parts in separate files.
      
      Also update checkversion.pl script to no longer check for UTS_RELEASE.
      Signed-off-by: 's avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
      63104eec
  6. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
      1da177e4