> > 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
> > ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/patch-2.4.12.gz.
> > (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.
oh i see, well this answers why i couldn't apply it to the 2.4.12 kernel
thanks for all your valuable input...