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SubjectRe: kbuild: Support LOCALVERSION
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> This allows one to put a short string in localversion identifying this
> particular configuration "-smpacpi", or to identify applied patches
> to the source "-llat-np".
>
> More specifically:
> $(srctree)/localversion-lowlatency contains "-llat"
> $(srctree)/localversion-scheduler-nick constins "-np"
>
> $(objtree)/localversion contains "-smpacpi"
>
> Resulting KERNELRELEASE would be:
> 2.6.8.rc1-smpacpi-llat-np

Wouldn't it make more sense the other way around (i.e. first append
$(srctree)/localversion-*, then append $(objtree)/localversion*)?

Hmm, from a second thought the order depends on what your most interested in:
building kernels with different configs, or building kernels from different
sources.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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