[OE-core] [PATCH 2/5] kernel.bbclass: respect MACHINE_KERNEL_PR
richard.purdie at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Sep 28 16:54:50 CEST 2011
On Tue, 2011-09-27 at 18:40 -0500, Koen Kooi wrote:
> Op 27 sep. 2011 om 08:52 heeft Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> > On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov
> > <dbaryshkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> MACHINE_KERNEL_PR was introduced long ago in org.oe.dev. It's present in
> >> meta-oe kernel.bbclass. Several machines depend on this functionality.
> > I don' t have a big problem with this, since the change is obviously
> > harmless if it
> > doesn't need to be used. But similar to my comment on patch 3/5, is there any
> > history/technical reasons we can capture here ?
> > I did a quick search to dig up a bit on this myself, but a summary
> > would definitely
> > help, since I see that this has a long and sometimes twisting history. Is it as
> > simple as ?
> > "A machine.conf or local.conf can increase MACHINE_KERNEL_PR to force
> > rebuilds for kernel and external modules"
> It is that simple :)
I have reservations about this patch given we soon plan to stop needing
to bump PR values. This patch is actually a perfect example of how brain
dead the current manual PR bumping is and why we need something better.
I don't want half the code in the repo to be a mass of PR values which
need to be incremented manually under weird and wonderful circumstances
which is where the direction things are currently going...
I'd like to hold off on this one.
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