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"Importer(TextScriptImporter) generated inconsistent result" on importing text file with the same timestamp, same length

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"Importer(TextScriptImporter) generated inconsistent result" warning appears when importing new text file with the same timestamp, same length, but different content

How can we reproduce it using the example you attached
1 Open attached project
2 Go to main menu->BUG->MakeIndeterministicImport

Actual results: the warning appears in Console: "Importer(TextScriptImporter) generated inconsistent result for asset(guid:f2a18a74460c64e4d8e7b2fbbe06096d) "Assets/X.txt""

Expected results: importing a new text file with the same timestamp, same length, but different content should be identified as a new file (currently AssetPipeline treats it as the same file )

Reproduces on: 2020.2.0f1, 2021.1.0a9
Not reproduces on: 2020.1.6f1, 2019.4.14f1 - might be that consistency check is not present in these versions

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    Resolution Note:

    This problem occurs because file timestamp on the asset is being manipulated. This is not supported. The asset database relies on the asset file timestamps updating when modified. If asset file is updated on a operation system with a low file timestamp resolution, we have protection from this and support multiple file changes to the same asset during current file timestamp tick.

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