Re: [PATCH] kbuild: Clean up and speed up the localversion logic

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Tue Jun 29 2010 - 17:54:34 EST

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:55:12PM -0700, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 03:40:38PM +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
> > Now that we run scripts/setlocalversion during every build, it makes
> > sense to move all the localversion logic there. This cleans up the
> > toplevel Makefile and also makes sure that the script is called only
> > once in 'make prepare' (previously, it would be called every time due to
> > a variable expansion in an ifneq statement). No user-visible change is
> > intended, unless one runs the setlocalversion script directly.
> >
> > Reported-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Greg Thelen <gthelen@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > Cc: Nico Schottelius <nico-linuxsetlocalversion@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >
> > I tried to test this in various scenarios, but if anyone of you could give
> > it a try, that would be great. The patch is against 2.6.35-rc3.
> >
> Seems to be working for me, I do not need to go and fetch coffee while
> installig newly compiled kernel anymore.


Any chance this could be merged in 2.6.35? Without the patch installing
over the network is not really an option anymore.


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