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Date:   Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:25:15 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:     Olof Johansson <>
Cc:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>,
        Russell King <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
        Kevin Hilman <>,
        Linux ARM <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ARM: defconfig: Set CONFIG_LOCALVERSION in multi
 v4t/v5/v7 defconfigs

Hi Olof,

On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:46 PM Olof Johansson <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven
> <> wrote:
> > This allows to derive the kernel flavor from the kernel version at
> > runtime.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> I prefer not to have this go in -- this is extremely likely to creep
> into derivative configs and as such it would have no value (you can't
> be sure it's still the same config).

Fair enough. Unfortunately we cannot prevent that from happening :-(

> /proc/config.gz is the way to keep track of exactly what config you're
> running anyway, right?

Yes, in some convoluted and hard to identify way ;-)



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
                                -- Linus Torvalds

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