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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] override build timestamp
    Hi,

    On Sun, 18 Feb 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:

    > > On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Olaf Hering wrote:
    > >
    > > > Pass a timestamp to kbuild via an enviroment variable.
    > > >
    > > > TZ=UTC BUILD_TIMESTAMP=2007-01-01 make -kj O=../O vmlinux
    > > >
    > > > This can be used when the kernel source is in a SCM and uname -v
    > > > is supposed to give the commit date and not the package build time.
    > >
    > > Is this really necessary? I don't really see the point of this.
    >
    > The package/kernel buildtime does not mean much, but the commit date
    > gives you a way to restore the source state for a given binary.

    This information could also be added to the version string like
    CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO does. OTOH rather than abusing the build date
    (which may not mean much, but it nevertheless has a meaning), I'd rather
    add the possibility to add extra information.

    bye, ROman
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