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authorKurt Wall <kwall@kurtwerks.com>2005-07-27 11:45:20 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-27 16:26:09 -0700
commit896e5518da74f9d20db8163526014fba16b1f2b4 (patch)
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[PATCH] Add text for dealing with "dot releases" to README
The emergence of so-called "dot releases" that are non-incremental patches against a base kernel requires different handling of patches (revert previous patches before applying the newest one). This patch adds a paragrach to $TOPDIR/README explaining how to do deal with dot release patches. Signed-off-by: Kurt Wall <kwall@kurtwerks.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -87,6 +87,16 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
kernel source. Patches are applied from the current directory, but
an alternative directory can be specified as the second argument.
+ - If you are upgrading between releases using the stable series patches
+ (for example, patch-2.6.xx.y), note that these "dot-releases" are
+ not incremental and must be applied to the 2.6.xx base tree. For
+ example, if your base kernel is 2.6.12 and you want to apply the
+ 2.6.12.3 patch, you do not and indeed must not first apply the
+ 2.6.12.1 and 2.6.12.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel
+ version 2.6.12.2 and want to jump to 2.6.12.3, you must first
+ reverse the 2.6.12.2 patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
+ the 2.6.12.3 patch.
+
- Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
cd linux