On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Mike Eldridge wrote:
> you mention "patch generation scripts" -- are these publically
I could make them available, but...
> i attempted to patch a 2.4.19-pre7 kernel and ran into quite a few
> rejections. i fixed most of them, but it seems the pre7 kernel has some
> changes with respect to the quota stuff that are a bit over my head at
> this point in time.
That's not what they do. The scripts I talked about automatically
check out CVS and diff against the latest 2.4.X-preY kernel, then upload
the resulting patch to oss.sgi.com. The "latest 2.4.X-preY kernel"
part of the script is broken atm.
If you want to try patching xfs against a -pre kernel, I'd suggest using
the mergetrees kernel, that's how I usually merge in a new kernel.
You use it something like:
mergetrees linux-pre linux linux-xfs linux-pre-xfs
where the last 4 arguments are the -pre kernel, the (previous) vanilla
kernel, the current linux-xfs tree (based on the vanilla kernel) and the
resulting tree with the -pre and the -xfs code.
It's not magic, but it can make merging easier sometimes.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.