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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:44:05 +0100
From:   Arnd Bergmann <>
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Brian Norris <>,
        Guenter Roeck <>, Genki Sky <>
Cc:     Wolfram Sang <>, Michal Marek <>,
        Arnd Bergmann <>,
Subject: [BACKPORT 4.4.y 14/25] kbuild: setlocalversion: print error to STDERR

From: Wolfram Sang <>

I tried to use 'make O=...' from an unclean source tree. This triggered
the error path of setlocalversion. But by printing to STDOUT, it created
a broken localversion which then caused another (unrelated) error:

"4.7.0-rc2Error: kernelrelease not valid - run make prepare to update it" exceeds 64 characters

After printing to STDERR, the true build error gets displayed later:

  /home/wsa/Kernel/linux is not clean, please run 'make mrproper'
  in the '/home/wsa/Kernel/linux' directory.

Signed-off-by: Wolfram Sang <>
Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <>
(cherry picked from commit 78283edf2c01c38eb840a3de5ffd18fe2992ab64)
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>
 scripts/setlocalversion | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/scripts/setlocalversion b/scripts/setlocalversion
index 63d91e22ed7c..966dd3924ea9 100755
--- a/scripts/setlocalversion
+++ b/scripts/setlocalversion
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ fi
 if test -e include/config/auto.conf; then
 	. include/config/auto.conf
-	echo "Error: kernelrelease not valid - run 'make prepare' to update it"
+	echo "Error: kernelrelease not valid - run 'make prepare' to update it" >&2
 	exit 1

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