[dpdk-dev] [PATCH v2 2/4] build: use version number from config file
bruce.richardson at intel.com
Wed Mar 13 12:20:34 CET 2019
On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 12:13:52PM +0100, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> 07/03/2019 14:35, Bruce Richardson:
> > +#
> > +# Version information completed when this file is processed for a build
> > +#
> > +CONFIG_RTE_VER_YEAR=__YEAR
> > +CONFIG_RTE_VER_MONTH=__MONTH
> > +CONFIG_RTE_VER_MINOR=__MINOR
> > +CONFIG_RTE_VER_SUFFIX=__SUFFIX
> > +CONFIG_RTE_VER_RELEASE=__RELEASE
> > -/**
> > - * Patch release number
> > - * 0-15 = release candidates
> > - * 16 = release
> > - */
> > -#define RTE_VER_RELEASE 0
> So you are removing the special value 16.
> Is it replaced by an empty value?
> I think it is an issue for version comparison with RTE_VERSION_NUM() macro.
> The -rc3 must be lower than the final release (which had number 16
> for this reason).
Aha, that explains the reason for the 16 value. I did wonder why we
bothered with it when it wasn't actually used in printing etc. Let me go
back and look into this set again, armed with this new info. [We also need
to document this reason in the code comments for future information]
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