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Date:   Thu, 12 Jul 2018 09:25:15 +0200
From:   Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@...ux-m68k.org>
To:     Olof Johansson <olof@...om.net>
Cc:     Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@...der.be>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Kevin Hilman <khilman@...libre.com>,
        Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
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 <olof@...om.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven
> <geert+renesas@...der.be> wrote:
> > This allows to derive the kernel flavor from the kernel version at
> > runtime.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert+renesas@...der.be>
>
> 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 ;-)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

-- 
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@...ux-m68k.org

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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