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SubjectRe: [2.6.23-mm1] CONFIG_LOCALVERSION handling broken
On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 12:11:52AM +0200, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
> Something seems to be amiss with CONFIG_LOCALVERSION handling.
>
> I am routinely building with
> CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="-testing"
> CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO=y
> My usual sequence of "make ; sudo make modules_install install"
> has worked fine for all of 2.6.23{-rc?{,-mm?},}. For 2.6.23-mm1
> it fails with:
>
> ts@xenon:~/kernel/linux-2.6.23-mm1-work> sudo make modules_install install
> root's password:
> INSTALL arch/i386/crypto/aes-i586.ko
> [...]
> INSTALL sound/usb/usx2y/snd-usb-usx2y.ko
> if [ -r System.map -a -x /sbin/depmod ]; then /sbin/depmod -ae -F System.map 2.6.23-mm1; fi
> sh /home/ts/kernel/linux-2.6.23-mm1-work/arch/i386/boot/install.sh 2.6.23-mm1 arch/i386/boot/bzImage System.map "/boot"
> Root device: /dev/system/root (mounted on / as ext3)
> Module list: processor thermal ahci pata_marvell aic7xxx fan jbd ext3 dm_mod edd dm-mod dm-snapshot (xennet xenblk dm-mod dm-snapshot)
>
> Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.23-mm1
> Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.6.23-mm1
> No modules found for kernel 2.6.23-mm1-testing
> ts@xenon:~/kernel/linux-2.6.23-mm1-work>
>
> That is, both "make modules_install" and "make install" omit
> the "-testing" suffix, "make modules_install" installing the
> modules into /lib/modules/2.6.23-mm1 instead of
> /lib/modules/2.6.23-mm1-testing, and "make install" passing
> "2.6.23-mm1" without the "-testing" suffix to the install.sh
> script, but mkinitrd suddenly rediscovers the real kernel
> version string and consequently looks for modules in
> /lib/modules/2.6.23-mm1-testing, so initrd creation fails.
>
> Ideas?
Nope...

I have just tried it out with latest -linus tree and I see no bugs.
Note that all kbuild fixes are in latest -linus except for
a few things that are postponed.

I will keep it in mind but nor persuade it further for now.

Sam
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