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Re: What are kernel patches for?



On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:41:45PM -0600, lee wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> what are kernel patches for when they cannot be applied? I'm getting:
> 
> 
> lee@cat:~/inst/KERNEL/linux-2.6.29.4$ patch -p1 < patch-2.6.29.5 
> patching file Documentation/filesystems/Locking
> Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected!  Assume -R? [n]

I believe that the patch-2.6.29.x applies against the tree of 2.6.29,
which is why some hunks would already be present if you try to apply
it against 2.6.29.4.

The easiest solution is to get the full 2.6.29.5 tree, or get the
2.6.29 tarball and then apply this patch. Someone correct me if I am
wrong.

Thanks.

Kumar


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