If you want to keep any current version of the kernel that was compiled with the same code tree, manually edit the Makefile with your favorite text editor and add some unique string to the ExtrAVERsioN variable.
You can use any description you prefer, however.
6. Modify the kernel configuration file using make config, make menuconfig, or make xconfigwe recommend the latter.
7. Run make dep to create the code dependencies used later in the compilation process.
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