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

From: Paul Mundt
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 03:32:50 EST

On Tue, Jun 08, 2010 at 10:21:54AM +0300, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> On 06/08/2010 10:16 AM, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> OK I get it above should be:
> [my-tree] $ echo "-my_tree" > localversion-my_tree
> But now I get DEPMOD 2.6.35-rc2-my_tree+
> Please fix it so if localversion* is present then the plus is
> removed. And the git is not inspected
How is that a 'fix'? If I'm using localversion* and have people sending
me bug reports, I still do want to see the git ID. The + thing in this
context might not have any meaning since the 2.6.35-rc2 that you've
tagged for your tree and the release one could wildly differ, but that's
more of an argument against the + thing existing at all than anything

Whether having LOCALVERSION_AUTO be compulsory is a good idea or not is
another matter entirely, the localversion* semantics are pretty
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