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    SubjectRe: 2.6.20-rt8 patch tweaked for 2.6.20.5

    * John <linux.kernel@free.fr> wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I've tweaked patch-2.6.20-rt8 so that it applies to 2.6.20.5
    >
    > The unified diff is attached to this message.

    thanks - this is useful to those who are not that much on the bleeding
    edge.

    > I'd be happy to hear comments on what I've done wrong.
    >
    > 78 hunks had to be offset and 3 hunks had to be fuzzed.
    >
    > $ grep -B1 fuzz patch.log
    > patching file arch/ia64/kernel/iosapic.c
    > Hunk #3 succeeded at 469 with fuzz 2.
    > --
    > patching file kernel/fork.c
    > Hunk #9 succeeded at 975 with fuzz 1.
    > --
    > patching file kernel/sched.c
    > Hunk #46 succeeded at 3996 with fuzz 1.
    >
    > What is the fuzz value, exactly?

    it's harmless: when the 'patch' utility didnt find the 'context' of the
    patch chunk at its claimed position (because all patch chunks have
    precise coordinates of source code embedded), but finds them 'nearby'
    (or at least, somewhere in the file), it emits this reminder that the
    underlying code did change since the patch was generated. Generating a
    'clean' patch will get rid of these messages.

    Ingo
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