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Bug 7068

Summary: /boot/kernel.h shouldn't be modified if it is unchanged
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jonathan Kamens <jik>
Component: initscriptsAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 6.1CC: jik, rvokal
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Description Jonathan Kamens 1999-11-17 01:35:54 UTC
/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit regenerates /boot/kernel.h every time the machine
reboots.  This means that every time you run "gmake" in a kernel tree after
a reboot, lots of files will be rebuilt because they depend on
/boot/kernel.h (which is included by version.h), even though its content
hasn't really changed.

rc.sysinit should generate kernel.h in a temporary file, then compare it to
the one that's already there; if it's different, it should replace the old
one, but if it's the same, the temporary file should be removed and the old
kernel.h should be left in place.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-17 17:43:59 UTC
Fixed in initscripts-4.65-1, which will be in the next Raw Hide release.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-17 17:44:59 UTC
Fixed in initscripts-4.65-1, which will be in the next Raw Hide release.