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Re: What are kernel patches for?

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 10:09:22PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> No, it is as Kumar said. And you don't have to download the full source
> if you have 2.6.29 already.  With your proposal, you would need 2.6.29,
> _every_ patch-2.6.29.y and apply them consecutively -- this becomes
> rather tedious if y is large.


Now I'm confused. Which source am I supposed to patch to get 2.6.30?
2.6.0? 2.6.29? Which source will I be supposed to patch if there is a at some time, the 2.6.29 or the 2.6.30?

You can also download a patch-2.6.0 ... So how do you know to what
version a patch can be applied if patches aren't supposed to be
applied to the previous version?

Maybe I should download 2.6.0 and apply patch-2.6.30 to that? But then
again, what if they make a Apply that to 2.6.0 or to 2.6.30?

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