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Re: where to get patched older kernel for example 2.6.39

On 6 December 2011 19:33, Arno Schuring <aelschuring@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Jim Green (student.northwestern@gmail.com on 2011-12-06 05:17 +0000):
>> On 6 December 2011 05:07, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
>> > Do you have any examples of something in the Linux 3.x kernel that
>> > isn't in the 2.6.38 kernel that is likely to cause trouble?
>> Actually I don't :) I haven't got the chance to look through the long
>> changelogs..
>> my other concern using the 3.** kernel is my .config for the kernel,
>> probbaly it doesn't work for 3.** kernel because of new kernel
>> parameters or parameter changes..
> I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'm sure there are some changes
> (I can recall a submenu being moved around sometime in recent history,
> which made all parameters appear as NEW), but most of them will be
> additional drivers which you can safely ignore.
> Just to be sure: you do know about make oldconfig, right?

I heard about it but never used before, I only used menuconfig.
does that mean my .config would always work for newer kernels?

I think I'll dig on make oldconfig.



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