Re: is kernel compilation supposed to change header file timestamps?

From: george anzinger (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 12:07:06 EST

Chris Friesen wrote:
> I noticed the other day that on a kernel compile, the timestamps of some files are changed. The
> funny thing is that all the changed ones are header files, but not all header files are modified.
> Is this expected behaviour?
Yes, it has to do with how dependencies are propagated from
header file to header file (i.e. where a header file
includes another). Or, at least, I think this is what is
going on.

George Anzinger
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