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    SubjectRe: LOCALVERSION_AUTO considered harmful
    On Sun 2010-04-11 20:58:58, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
    > On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 20:51, Alexey Dobriyan <adobriyan@gmail.com> 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...

    I _had_ it off

    # CONFIG_MODVERSIONS is not set

    It seems some checking survives CONFIG_MODVERSIONS unset and that
    checking is strict enough to refuse module load after one "make
    modules" with LOCALVERSION_AUTO on...
    Pavel

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