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

From: Sam Ravnborg (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 12:31:56 EST

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 12:41:19PM -0400, 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?
I assume you are compiling a 2.4 kernel, in which case this is expected
For the 2.5 kernel kbuild has been changed such that
header files are no longer 'touched' during the compile process.

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