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Date:	Sun, 4 Mar 2007 06:01:17 -0500 (EST)
From:	"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@...dspring.com>
To:	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
cc:	Roman Zippel <zippel@...ux-m68k.org>, trivial@...nel.org
Subject: [PATCH] KCONFIG: Add some extra info regarding the kernel localversion.


  A small formatting fix, and add a few lines describing the origin of
the git-based "localversion" string for the kernel version.

Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@...dspring.com>

---

diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index f977086..4d5aef6 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -80,13 +80,19 @@ config LOCALVERSION_AUTO
 	default y
 	help
 	  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.  (The actual string is the first eight
+	  characters produced by running the command:
+
+	    $ git rev-parse --verify HEAD
+
+	  which is done within the script "scripts/setlocalversion", in case
+	  you were interested.)

 	  Note: This requires Perl, and a git repository, but not necessarily
 	  the git or cogito tools to be installed.
-- 
========================================================================
Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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