[rb-general] makefs: -T maximum-time argument

Ed Maste emaste at freebsd.org
Mon Jun 13 20:06:01 CEST 2016

On 11 June 2016 at 11:47, Steven Chamberlain <steven at pyro.eu.org> wrote:
> Hi!
> During discussion of reproducible FreeBSD at FOSDEM16, I mentioned that
> in Debian we have a patch for makefs to clamp timestamps.  The typical
> usage is -T $SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH and at least on UFS (with consistent
> readdir order) this allows to build reproducible images of our installer.
> Debian's makefs actually comes from MirBSD, who merged this patch today.
> I've attached it, rebased for FreeBSD but I'm afraid I've not tested it
> there at all.  Hopefully someone can check it and consider merging.

It looks like the attachment was stripped by the list, so I went ahead
and tried importing the four commits related to -T from NetBSD. The
result is up for review in https://reviews.freebsd.org/D6835.

I would like to compare against your patch though; would you mind
forwarding a copy to me directly?

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