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Re: Location of the kernel version number

On Thu, 01 Nov 2012, Robert Elz wrote:
Aside from a couple of files, nothing in the kernel actually cares what the kernel version is (and nor should it) and being recompiled just because of that change is just waste.

The solution seems to be to move the kernel version number into a file of its own. The few places that actually care can include that new header file.

Ideally, param.h would not include this file at all, certainly it can't include it unconditionally, as that would defeat the purpose of moving the thing out.

Yes, I agree with this.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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