[PATCH 00/34] Make kernel build deterministic

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Tue Apr 5 11:49:18 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 05, 2011 at 04:58:47PM +0200, Michal Marek wrote:
> Hi,
> this series makes it possible to build bit-identical kernel image and
> modules from identical sources. Of course the build is already
> deterministic in terms of behavior of the code, but the various
> timestamps embedded in the object files make it hard to compare two
> builds, for instance to verify that a makefile cleanup didn't
> accidentally change something. A prime example is /proc/config.gz, which
> has both a timestamp in the gzip header and a timestamp in the payload
> data. With this series applied, a script like this will produce
> identical kernels each time:

Very nice stuff.  Do you want to take the individual patches through one
of your trees, or do you mind if the subsystem maintainers take them
through theirs?


greg k-h

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