Hi Erich -
On Wed, 2001-10-24 at 16:08, Erich Liebmann wrote:
> well as far as i know if they find a bug in the kernel they release a
> patchfile for it which can be found on the ftp.kernel.org host. for
> example if you download the kernel from
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/patch-2.4.12.bz2 you can
> download the latest patches for it from
> (maybe i am completely wrong with this, if though please point me in the
> right direction, but thats the way i always thought it works).
You are a bit wrong... :) patch-2.4.12.gz is a patch that will bring a
2.4.11 kernel up to 2.4.12 - in a sense, yes, they're bugfixes (or bug
additions!) but the patch-2.4.12 is _not_ against a 2.4.12 kernel.
> so we now have two patches to apply to the 2.4.12 kernel
nope, you can't apply the patch-2.4.12.gz patch to a 2.4.12 kernel, it's
already in there.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.