Re: [PATCH RFC] kconfig: place git SHA1 in .config output if in git tree

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Mon Mar 01 2010 - 05:11:01 EST

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 10:42, Frans Pop <elendil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>> This patch appends the SHA1 hash of the current git tree to the
>> kernel version line, or "[Not git tree]" if run from a non-git tree.
>> Uses "git log" to print the hash.
> Nice idea.
> However, I gave it a try and got:
> # Linux kernel version: 2.6.34-rc0 [Not git tree]
> Even though I *am* building from a git tree. It does not seem to work when
> building with KBUILD_OUTPUT set or when using 'O='.
> IMO that makes the practical value of the patch very limited. I'm afraid
> because of this it will increase confusion rather than add information.

scripts/setlocalversion handles this case correctly, so you may want to
look there...



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