Commit 7593e090 authored by Franck Bui-Huu's avatar Franck Bui-Huu Committed by Michal Marek
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Fix detectition of kernel git repository in setlocalversion script [take #2]

setlocalversion script was testing the presence of .git directory in
order to find out if git is used as SCM to track the current kernel
project. However in some cases, .git is not a directory but can be a
file: when the kernel is a git submodule part of a git super project for

This patch just fixes this by using 'git rev-parse --show-cdup' to check
that the current directory is the kernel git topdir. This has the
advantage to not test and rely on git internal infrastructure directly.
Signed-off-by: default avatarFranck Bui-Huu <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichal Marek <>
parent 6ce4eac1
......@@ -43,7 +43,8 @@ scm_version()
# Check for git and a git repo.
if test -d .git && head=`git rev-parse --verify --short HEAD 2>/dev/null`; then
if test -z "$(git rev-parse --show-cdup 2>/dev/null)" &&
head=`git rev-parse --verify --short HEAD 2>/dev/null`; then
# If we are at a tagged commit (like "v2.6.30-rc6"), we ignore
# it, because this version is defined in the top level Makefile.
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