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authorRobert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com>2007-05-01 23:08:11 +0200
committerSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>2007-05-02 20:58:11 +0200
commit6e5a5420b7cdac356efbdc7832e90a805670b889 (patch)
tree44c560622e2eff6aa9e7f10d363ef24dc621344c /init
parenteda890af7959a79ab10a7a8ae979dadcdba41c58 (diff)
downloadlinux-6e5a5420b7cdac356efbdc7832e90a805670b889.tar.gz
kbuild: clarify the creation of the LOCALVERSION_AUTO string.
Clarify the creation of the LOCALVERSION_AUTO string during kernel configuration, and fix a couple typoes while we're there. Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@mindspring.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
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-rw-r--r--init/Kconfig16
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index b170aa1d43b..29d9e47ee0d 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -80,16 +80,20 @@ 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.
- Note: This requires Perl, and a git repository, but not necessarily
- the git or cogito tools to be installed.
+ (The actual string used here is the first eight characters produced
+ by running the command:
+
+ $ git rev-parse --verify HEAD
+
+ which is done within the script "scripts/setlocalversion".)
config SWAP
bool "Support for paging of anonymous memory (swap)"