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SubjectRe: Patch generation
Dan Aloni wrote:
>
> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, George Anzinger wrote:
>
> > > 4 kernel trees, one after make dep ; make bzImage, and all taking together
> > > just 193MB, instead of about 400MB... hard links, gotta love'em.
> >
> > Ok, this is cool, but suppose I have the same file linked to all these
> > and want to change it in all the trees, i.e. still have one file. Is
> > there an editor that doesn't unlink. Or maybe cp of the edited file??
> > How would you do this? (I prefer EMACS, which likes to unlink.)
>
> I know mcedit doesn't unlink (but mcedit kinda sucks), I think nedit
> doesn't unlink too.
>
> I prefer an editor that unlinks, since in most cases I don't want to
> modify the source trees that I'm not working on, so diff can do what it's
> supposed to do later.

Oh, I agree, but I am working on several things at once so my
development trees are cascaded, usually with a kgdb patch in all of
them. If I make a change to kgdb, for example, it would be nice to only
have to change it once, so occasionally, I want to do it differently.

George
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