* David Woodhouse <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 23:00 +1000, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > Is there a way to check out a tree without changing the mtime of any
> > files that you have already checked out and which are the same as the
> > version you are checking out?  It seems that checkout-cache -a doesn't
> > overwrite any existing files, and checkout-cache -f -a overwrites all
> > files and gives them the current mtime.  This is a pain if you are
> > using make and your tree is large (like, for instance, the linux
> > kernel :), because it means that after a checkout-cache -f -a you get
> > to recompile everything.
> Corollary: why aren't we storing mtime in the tree objects?

Check the "[bug] git: check-files mtime problem?" thread - i noticed 
this problem before and gave a few suggestions but the discussion got 
nowhere. But the problem is still very much present.

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