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Old 09-12-2005, 08:01 AM   #1
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Talking Patching the kernel


if you got source of kernel 2.6.12.5

There are two patches : patch-2.6.13 from 28-Aug-2005 and

patch-2.6.13.1 from 09-Sep-2005

Do you have to apply both patches or only the latest ?


I think there is valuable bug fixes in the old version and may be they don't present in the newer one, I wil check the Changelogs ;]
 
Old 09-12-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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Just try to apply both, if it prints errors, try something else.

BTW: Do you really need a 2.6.13 kernel? I think a 2.6.12 kernel is new enough.

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Old 09-12-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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I think you have to undo 2.6.12.5 to 2.6.12 (using patch -R), and then apply 2.6.13 (and optionally 2.6.13.1).

This means you (probably) have to download 5 other patches (2.6.12.1 to 2.6.12.5), so maybe you should consider downloading the full source for 2.6.13.
 
Old 09-12-2005, 11:47 AM   #4
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Wise man say: "Computer software like fine wine ... let it age!"

IBM once released a boner update to VM/SP which caused the system to be un-bootable. And it wasn't like you could just stick a live-CD into the machine and get it started that way... if you applied that update, you were hosed. The IBM rep called up in a panic. But the tape was still on the shelf .. along with two updates earlier than this one .. and I simply used it as a scratch-tape. We were running three service-levels back.

If you see a specific, highly-pervasive problem that must be addressed in a particular update, then go ahead and apply that update. Otherwise don't bother. At "the bleeding edge," it pays to let someone else take the painful cuts for you.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 04:34 PM   #5
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Thnkx people for the good advises , i considered to download the entire src - 2.6.13 and to load my cfg from 2.6.12.5 if this cfg don't match [fit] i will reconfigure it manually
 
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Keep a copy of your current configuration for every kernel release you use or have used. For a maintenance-release such as this one, you can probably use the old config unchanged, although as a matter of principle you should review it, and save a new copy of it (even if identical to the old).
 
Old 09-15-2005, 06:42 AM   #7
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Of course

I used my Drck.cfg from he 2.6.12.5 kernel and Loaded it for the 2.6.1.13.1 kerel Everything is alright


But i'm wandering ... To stay with 2.4.29 as slackware 10.1 comes with it OR to compile 2.6.13.1

I think Volkerding know good why he involved 2.4.29

What do you think ?
 
  


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