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    SubjectRe: LOCALVERSION_AUTO considered harmful
    On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 20:51, Alexey Dobriyan <> wrote:
    > On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 06:47:01PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
    >> @@ -99,6 +98,11 @@ config LOCALVERSION_AUTO
    >>         appended after any matching localversion* files, and after the value
    >>         set in CONFIG_LOCALVERSION.
    >> +       Unfortunately, such finegrained versioning will mean that you will
    >> +       not be able to use modules for development; even "make modules"
    >> +       will change module versions, making recompiled modules impossible
    >> +       to insert into old kernel.
    > That's conditional BS.
    > Turn off CONFIG_MODVERSIONS already.

    Yeah, I disabled it ages ago. Even then (before git, probably even
    before bitkeeper)
    I had hard times inserting modules...



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