Re: Question of backports

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On Fri, 2017-03-24 at 18:36 +0800, 吳重毅 wrote:
> Hi:
> I am confuse with backports' parameter. First i found the mail list
> of
> And i follow the attachment to patch backports' git.
> I am success full create the backports-output, but some parameters
> confused me.
> The parameter "--git-revision next-20170310". Is it says i am using
> tag next-20170310 of source linux-next?
> Currently my git of backports is point at master.
> When i use the command in maillist to generate backport-output.
> What target of kernel version am i going to backport to ?
> kernel of tag next-20170310(linux-next) to which kernel version?
> If my backports git is point at tag v4.4.2 and --git-version is point
> at v4.11. Can i say i am backporting from 4.11 to 4.4.2?

--git-revision is for the kernel source you want to use.

backports has its own tagging/branching, intended to match the *source*

the *target* kernel, the one you compile against, shouldn't matter at
all and support (roughly) 3.0-current.

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