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From: Alexey Dobriyan <>
Subject: [PATCH] ban CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO with allmodconfig
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 00:49:54 +0300
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Doing patches with allmodconfig kernel compiled and committing stuff
into local tree have unfortunate consequence: kernel version changes
(as it should) leading to recompiling and relinking of several files
even if they weren't touched (or interesting at all). This and
"git-whatever" figuring out current version slow down compilation
for no good reason.

But lets face it, "allmodconfig" kernels don't care about kernel
version, they are simply compile check guinea pigs.

Make LOCALVERSION_AUTO depend on !COMPILE_TEST, so it doesn't sneak into
allmodconfig .config.

Signed-off-by: Alexey Dobriyan <>

 init/Kconfig |    1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -80,6 +80,7 @@ config LOCALVERSION
 	bool "Automatically append version information to the version string"
 	default y
+	depends on !COMPILE_TEST
 	  This will try to automatically determine if the current tree is a
 	  release tree by looking for git tags that belong to the current

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