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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] v4 kconfig: place git SHA1 in .config output if in SCM
    On Mon, Mar 08, 2010 at 04:01:23PM +0100, Michal Marek wrote:
    > On 5.3.2010 20:43, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    > > This patch appends the localversion string to the Linux kernel version.
    > > For example, in a git tree with uncommitted changes, the .config file
    > > might start as follows (but with leading hash marks):
    > >
    > > Automatically generated make config: don't edit
    > > Linux kernel version: 2.6.33-01836-g90a6501-dirty
    > > Mon Mar 1 17:05:59 2010
    > >
    > > The "-01836-g90a6501-dirty" string is added by this patch.
    >
    > kbuild in linux-next already has
    > commit 85a256d8e0116c8f5ad276730830f5d4d473344d
    > Author: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
    > Date: Wed Jan 13 13:01:05 2010 -0800
    >
    > kbuild: improve version string logic
    >
    > which results in a scripts/setlocalversion call during each build. And
    > with CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO, it stores exactly the string you want in
    > include/config/kernel.release. So we could change kconfig to read that
    > file instead of building the version string again. To also cover the
    > !CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO case, we can add a
    > include/config/kernel.release.full file to hold the full string each time.
    >
    > Sorry for jumping in so late in the discussion, I had a bit of backlog
    > in mail directed to me and linux-kbuild@vger.kernel.org, let alone LKML ;).

    Thank you for the pointer, I will take a look.

    Thanx, Paul


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