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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
On Thu, Feb 07, 2002 at 10:11:44PM +0100, you [Horst von Brand] wrote:
> Ville Herva <> said:
> [...]
> > With a directory, you lose the information of in which order the patches
> > have been applied - unless of course you resort to file dates or some
> > such.
> Pfui! Think patches 1, 2, 3 in this order; with 2a later superseeding 2...

Well, what way 2a supersedes 2? diff-2-2a? That would add a "2-2a" entry to
the patches dir.

But clearly this scheme is not suited for nor aimed at maintaining a tree.
It is more useful when you build a kernel from already existing bits: I
usually take stable tree X, then pre-patch Y, ac- or aa- patch Z and stuff
like newer raid/lvm patch, ide-patch, reiserfs patch, e2compr patch,
lowlatency patch etc. Later I have trouble remembering which patches went in
to that particular kernel (and which versions of those patches.)

> They do it in RPM's spec files, listing the patches (and saying if, and
> perhaps when, in what order) they have to be applied. A source RPM is not
> that much more than a cpio(1)-ball of the sources, patches, and .spec, very
> handy a _single_ file.

Yes, perhaps I should make rpm out of each kernel I build - but then again
that won't help with boot disks nor with non-redhat systems.

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