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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "scripts/setlocalversion: git: Make -dirty check more robust"
On Wed, 7 Nov 2018 12:55:14 -0800, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net> wrote:
> I do not think it is a good idea to create a random file in the .git directory
> under any circumstance, and much less so if an output directory was specified,
> no matter if the path is read-only or not. I also still think that it is a
> bad idea to touch the source tree if an output directory was specified.
> It defeats the purpose of specifying an output directory.

I was thinking of touching a pre-existing file like .git/config or
.git/description, which I was hoping would be harmless. But sounds
like that's still not desired?

Okay, I guess one approach is to only refresh the index if $objtree ==
$srctree, by passing some flag to scripts/setlocalversion from
scripts/package/Makefile. Is that what you're thinking? Feels a little
strange, but it seems it'd satisfy everyone.

> Ubuntu 16.04 ships with git version 2.7.4.

Okay. I guess --no-optional-locks is a no-go then.

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