Re: [PATCH, v2] kbuild: Improve version string logic - two for theprice of one - No thanks

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 02:37:36 EST

On 06/08/2010 09:18 AM, David Rientjes wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>>>> I already have my:
>>>> VERSION = 2
>>>> SUBLEVEL = 35
>>>> -EXTRAVERSION = -rc2
>>>> +EXTRAVERSION = -rc2-my_tree
>>> You shouldn't be using EXTRAVERSION for this purpose, you should be
>>> passing LOCALVERSION=my_tree to make.
>> That will not work because the way I run make is out of my control. Every
>> one in the working group has his system. The Makefile is part of the
>> public git tree, so every one will get the same identification without
>> any confusion with Vanilla kernel, or what was compiled.
> If everyone using that tree wants the same version string for that kernel,
> use CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="-my_tree" in your .config and use "make

That does not work I tried LOCALVERSION is checked for emptiness. So the
"plus" is added just the same. I tried:

$ make # gets a plus
$ make LOCALVERSION="" # same plus

CONFIG_LOCALVERSION will not work because it, too, is not in the git. I need
something that everyone can get by checkout. (The config file is usually a
distro config with make oldconfig)

>>> Unless it's a vanilla 2.6.35-rc2 kernel, it's inaccurate to persent it as
>>> 2.6.35-rc2; you'll need to pass LOCALVERSION to make to identify this as a
>>> non-vanilla kernel.
>> What are we lawyers? come on. And I do not have that problem! The output will
>> not be 2.6.35-rc2 as you fear. It will be 2.6.35-rc2-my-tree-my-version.
> That's because you're using EXTRAVERSION which is also used upstream to
> describe kernel releases (stable, rc, mm, etc).

That's why it is perfect. Because I have that patch as first in my tree that
changes that in Makefile. Then from time to time when I rebase I get the
conflict with Linus change of the name, and have the privilege to specify how
this is a different tree, with a different name and version. It is all git work
no external factors. (That I will keep, regardless of plus or no plus)

And you have not answered my question:
What does the CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO give me? the name is changed regardless
so now it has become. Min-Auto-Name or Informative-Auto-Name. It used to be
Auto-name-yes or Auto-Name-no. Please change the config name to reflect the choice
we actually have. (And keep the old config because we need the original choice)

>> Please stop this *none-sense* this is not your place to mandate my Kernel name. If
>> I'm forced to have an external Makefile I can just "mv" what ever name I choose.
>> The Kernel name is an ABI you have just broken that, You must revert it ASAP.
> You still have the tools available to do everything you once did.

No! how? I couldn't find how please specify exact commands to use.

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