New to this forum, so greetings!
Am a moderately experience linux user since 1998, settling on Slackware several years ago.
I must be missing some minor step in patching my kernel for Reiser4. Here's what I did:
Have the source code for 126.96.36.199 in /usr/src/linux-188.8.131.52
downloaded the latest mm patch from kernel.org:2.6.12-rc2-mm3.bz2, used bunzip2 to uncompress it to 2.6.12-rc2-mm3 and copied to to the /usr/src/linux-184.108.40.206 directory.
when I try to apply: patch -p1 </usr/src/linux-220.127.116.11/2.6.12-rc2-mm3 I quickly get errors such as reverse patch detected, etc.
What am I doing wrong?
I've tried to put the patch in /usr/src, and while in the /linux-18.104.22.168 directory, used patch -p1 /usr/src/2.6.12-rc2-mm3 or patch -p0, etc with the same errors.
I assume this is the correct Reiser4mm patch for the stable kernel code, so I would appreciate any help.