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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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