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Exact Kernel Names

Oct 24, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"When asked how to best refer to kernels between official releases and release candidates, Linus Torvalds pointed to his automated git snapshots. 'I still call them 'nightly snapshots', but they do in fact happen twice a day if there have been changes, so that's not technically correct,' he noted. The latest snapshot is 2.6.23-git15, 'this is an exact name, because you can go to kernel.org and look up the exact commit ID that was used to generate it (there's an 'ID' file associated with each snapshot there)...'"

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