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SubjectRe: .version keeps being updated
Hi Martin,

On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:52:24 -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > I use it pretty commonly to answer the question "did I remember to install
> > that new kernel I just built before I rebooted"? By comparing `uname -a'
> > with $TOPDIR/.version.
>
> Yup, we need to do the same thing in automated testing. Especially when
> you're doing lilo -R, and don't know if you ended up fscking or panicing
> during attempted reboot to new kernel.
>
> Better would be a checksum of the vmlinux vs the running kernel text,
> but that seems to be impossible due to code rewriting. Could we embed
> a checksum in a little /proc file for this?

What would this allow that our current autoincrementing counter doesn't?

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Jean Delvare
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