Re: [PATCH 01/34] kconfig: Do not record timestamp in auto.conf andautoconf.h

From: Michal Marek
Date: Wed Apr 06 2011 - 16:39:17 EST

On 6.4.2011 18:25, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 5.4.2011 20:57, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Timestamps in file data are useless and there is already one in .config
>>> hum, shouldn't this be tunable via KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP ? This might be
>>> useful to know when the file was generated, independently of the
>>> .config, as conf_write() and conf_write_autoconf() are independent
>>> from one another.
>> Yeah, but ls -l include/generated/autoconf.h will tell you the same,
>> won't it?
> Not if the file is spread to other machine/fs. Not that I care much
> though, but for consistency, either KCONFIG_NOTIMESTAMP is honored in
> every places where timestamps are used, or it should be killed
> altogether.

Or we kill the timestamps in the other places :). auto.conf and
autoconf.h are "internal" files, .config is the file supplied and edited
by the user and I can see that some might find the embedded timestamp
useful. But I doubt that anyone needs the timestamp in auto.conf and

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