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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbuild: Clean up and speed up the localversion logic
On Thu, 17 Jun 2010, Michal Marek wrote:

> Now that we run scripts/setlocalversion during every build, it makes
> sense to move all the localversion logic there. This cleans up the
> toplevel Makefile and also makes sure that the script is called only
> once in 'make prepare' (previously, it would be called every time due to
> a variable expansion in an ifneq statement). No user-visible change is
> intended, unless one runs the setlocalversion script directly.
> Reported-by: Dmitry Torokhov <>
> Cc: David Rientjes <>
> Cc: Greg Thelen <>
> Cc: Nico Schottelius <>
> Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>
> ---
> I tried to test this in various scenarios, but if anyone of you could give
> it a try, that would be great. The patch is against 2.6.35-rc3.

I agree it would be better to move this to scripts/setlocalversion, thanks
for looking into it. I'll put this into my build cycles and see if it
causes any issues in my workflow that is known to be good with 2.6.35-rc3.
Since this is 2.6.36 material, it seems like we have some time.

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