Re: Best practices for kernel patches?
Matt Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have started work on packaging a kernel patch, and I've run into an issue
> that I'm sure that others have dealt with already.
> Should kernel-patch packages contain diffs against the official kernel, or
> against the patched Debian sources?
Debians kernel-sources don't differ that much from vanilla (see
/usr/share/doc/kernel-source-<version>/README.Debian.gz) so usually a
patch against Debian-kernel should work with vanilla and vice versa.
> None of these are satisfying to me. What do other folks do?
-ext3-fs-patch: debian ("Ext3FS patches were downloaded from
http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/ext3/ and modified to apply
cleanly in the Debian environment.")
All three patches work with the debian-kernelsource.
IMVHO: Ship a patch that works with Debian's kernelsource, if it does
not work with vanilla-kernelsource document it in README.Debian or
even better in the package description and add a pointer to a eg. a
webpage with version that works with vanilla-kernel.
just my 2¢, cu andreas
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