Commit 7f65e924 authored by Michael Witten's avatar Michael Witten Committed by Jiri Kosina

README: Consolidate discussions of -stable patches

The nature of the patches for the -stable kernels was discussed
twice; this commit consolidates those discussions into one
paragraph.
Signed-off-by: default avatarMichael Witten <mfwitten@gmail.com>
Acked-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
parent c072c3f0
......@@ -94,8 +94,12 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
Unlike patches for the 3.x kernels, patches for the 3.x.y kernels
(also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
directly to the base 3.x kernel. Please read
Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
directly to the base 3.x kernel. For example, if your base kernel is 3.0
and you want to apply the 3.0.3 patch, you must not first apply the 3.0.1
and 3.0.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel version 3.0.2 and
want to jump to 3.0.3, you must first reverse the 3.0.2 patch (that is,
patch -R) _before_ applying the 3.0.3 patch. You can read more on this in
Documentation/applying-patches.txt
Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this
process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any
......@@ -107,17 +111,6 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
kernel source. Patches are applied from the current directory, but
an alternative directory can be specified as the second argument.
- If you are upgrading between releases using the stable series patches
(for example, patch-3.x.y), note that these "dot-releases" are
not incremental and must be applied to the 3.x base tree. For
example, if your base kernel is 3.0 and you want to apply the
3.0.3 patch, you do not and indeed must not first apply the
3.0.1 and 3.0.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel
version 3.0.2 and want to jump to 3.0.3, you must first
reverse the 3.0.2 patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
the 3.0.3 patch.
You can read more on this in Documentation/applying-patches.txt
- Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
cd linux
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