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* [PATCH] Add some extra info regarding the kernel localversion.
@ 2007-03-04 17:19 Robert P. J. Day
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From: Robert P. J. Day @ 2007-03-04 17:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List
Some formatting fixes, add a few lines describing the origin of the
git-based localversion string, and remove the last couple of lines
that erroneously claim that "git" isn't required for this, and that
Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <firstname.lastname@example.org>
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index f977086..19eefe4 100644
@@ -80,16 +80,20 @@ config LOCALVERSION_AUTO
This will try to automatically determine if the current tree is a
- release tree by looking for git tags that
- belong to the current top of tree revision.
+ release tree by looking for git tags that belong to the current
+ top of tree revision.
A string of the format -gxxxxxxxx will be added to the localversion
- if a git based tree is found. The string generated by this will be
+ if a git-based tree is found. The string generated by this will be
appended after any matching localversion* files, and after the value
- set in CONFIG_LOCALVERSION
+ set in CONFIG_LOCALVERSION.
- Note: This requires Perl, and a git repository, but not necessarily
- the git or cogito tools to be installed.
+ (The actual string used here is the first eight characters produced
+ by running the command:
+ $ git rev-parse --verify HEAD
+ which is done within the script "scripts/setlocalversion".)
bool "Support for paging of anonymous memory (swap)"
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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