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irfanhab 03-16-2005 04:49 AM

how to install a kernel patch?

How to I install a kernel patch, and do I have to re-compile the kernel after the patching?

__J 03-16-2005 06:40 AM

kernel patches are for the source tree. use the "patch" command to apply it to the kernel source. and yes, you have to recompile anytime you apply a patch ( for kernels, apps, etc...)

an example:

cd <some source directory> ( we'll assume the patch is uncompressed and in the source directory)
patch -Np1 -i < patch name >

the number after -Np does make a difference, most of the time it's either a 0 or a 1. if one fails ( if it ask you what file to patch, it failed), change the number.

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