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SubjectRe: patches question
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 04:25:39PM -0700, Daniel Pezoa wrote:
> Hello Kernel Community
>
> I have one linux distribution, with the kernel
> linux-2.4.21-pre5-ac3, and i want to know what is the
> purpose of this patches:
>
> patch-2.4.21-pre5
-preX means that it actually is a prerelease kernel

2.4.20 stable kernel release
-------------- new features for next release
2.4.21-pre1 prerelease 1
...
2.4.21-preN prerelease N
-------------- feature freeze ...
2.4.21-rc1 release candidate 1
...
2.4.21-rcM release candidate M
2.4.21 stable release

> patch-2.4.21-pre5-ac3

-acY means that it is one of Alan Cox's patchsets
adding a bunch of fixes/drivers/etc not yet
in the mainstream kernel ...

> Why should be are used, and where can i learn more
> about them??

http://www.kernel.org/

read the Changelogs, there you'll find some info ...

> Thanks for your help and Good luck!!

HTH,
Herbert

> Daniel Pezoa
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