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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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