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Date:	Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:00:47 +0100
From:	Michal Marek <>
To:	Paul Gortmaker <>
CC:, David Howells <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kbuild: unconditionally clobber include/linux/version.h
 on distclean

Dne 13.2.2014 22:28, Paul Gortmaker napsal(a):
> As of v3.7, the UAPI changes relocated headers around such that the
> kernel version header lived in a new place.
> If a person is bisecting and if you go back to pre-UAPI days,
> you will create an include/linux/version.h  -- then if you checkout a
> post-UAPI kernel, and even run "make distclean" it still won't delete
> that old version file.  So you get a situation like this:
> $ grep -R LINUX_VERSION_CODE include/
> include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h:#define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 200192
> include/linux/version.h:#define LINUX_VERSION_CODE 132646
> The value in that second line is representative of a v2.6.38 version.
> And it will be sourced/used, hence leading to strange behaviours, such
> as drivers/staging content (which typically hasn't been purged of version
> ifdefs) failing to build.
> Since it is a subtle mode of failure, lets always clobber the old
> file when doing a distclean.
> Cc: Michal Marek <>
> Cc: David Howells <>
> Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>

Applied to kbuild.git, sorry for the delay. I'm curious how long will it
take until somebody posts a cleanup patch removing the obsolete
include/linux/version.h reference...

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