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Re: advice on a patch set

also sprach Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org> [2005.01.26.1724 +0100]:
> Any reason you can't just make a copy of the unpatched source, apply
> all the patches, and then diff -urN the original with the patched
> version to create a fresh patch?  Test by applying the newly created
> patch with the original to make sure that your patch and the original
> patch set produce the same result.

also sprach Fabio Tranchitella <kobold@kobold.it> [2005.01.26.1730 +0100]:
> Hi Martin, why don't you apply all the patches to a clean kernel source
> tree, and then diff that source tree from the original one?

Obviously this is an option. However, I would prefer to ship the
original patch within the source package, rather than a patch
I created specifically for Debian.

Also, it's much less work in the future if I can just drop in new
versions of the patch without having to go through the process of
patching and diffing the kernel source.

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