recipes-kernel: setup-defconfig: Use SRCPV to update KERNEL_LOCALVERSION

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State Superseded
Delegated to: Ryan Eatmon
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Series recipes-kernel: setup-defconfig: Use SRCPV to update KERNEL_LOCALVERSION | expand

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Nishanth Menon April 28, 2022, 3:08 a.m. UTC
Due to recent security update[1] in git, a subprocess will be unable
to not able to run git rev-parse to fetch revision.

So instead, use the SRCPV to parse the short commit ID and set the


Inspired-by: Devarsh Thakkar <>
Signed-off-by: Nishanth Menon <>
 recipes-kernel/linux/ | 10 +---------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 9 deletions(-)


diff --git a/recipes-kernel/linux/ b/recipes-kernel/linux/
index 850a1dd8d613..1e97acc0ee63 100644
--- a/recipes-kernel/linux/
+++ b/recipes-kernel/linux/
@@ -1,14 +1,6 @@ 
 # KERNEL_LOCALVERSION can be set to add a tag to the end of the
 # kernel version string.  such as the commit id
-def get_git_revision(p):
-    import subprocess
-    try:
-        return subprocess.Popen("git rev-parse HEAD 2>/dev/null ", cwd=p, shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, universal_newlines=True).communicate()[0].rstrip()
-    except OSError:
-        return None
-KERNEL_LOCALVERSION = "-g${@get_git_revision('${S}').__str__()[:10]}"
+KERNEL_LOCALVERSION = "-g${@d.getVar('SRCPV', True).split('+')[1]}"
 # Check the defconfig file and see if it points to an in kernel
 # defconfig that should be used, or if it is a complete config file