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SubjectRe: [PATCH] override build timestamp
On Sun, Feb 18, Roman Zippel wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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.
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