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Re: Maintaining kernel source in sarge

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 02:34:50PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > > When building kernel-image-s390, make-kpkg would first apply
> > > the arch specific patches and the the arch independent ones that
> > > have not been superceded by an arch specific one.
> >
> > Again that's a very bad idea.  Arch-independent patches should
> > _always_ be applied before Arch-dependent ones, otherwiese applying
> > MI patches will get absolute horror.
> Ok, but I still would love to see single patches instead of one big
> patch containing all the common stuff.

The one big patch is very bad, I agree.

> You can't really avoid
> situations where you want a patch on all architectures except one or
> two. This may be either because a patch breaks on one architecture
> (which should be of course be fixed, but you might not want to 
> rebuild all kernels and modules on all other architectures because of
> it),


> or because the same fix is contained both in the debian collection
> and in the patch set published by the upstream arch kernel maintainer.

No, for that case it shouldn't.  Fix the upstream maintainers patch instead.

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