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Old 01-26-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
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Kernel question: difference between Patch and "regular" kernel source

I'm about to update my kernel and compile it for the first time. The thing is that when I went into ftp I found two different files for the 2.6.10 kernel. One read patch-2.6.10 and the other linux-2.6.10. The first one was pretty light while the other one was pretty heavy (around 35mb). I suppose the heavier on is the right one, but anyways I would like to know the difference between them.
Old 01-26-2005, 06:24 PM   #2
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full kernel source vs patch. you can patch previous version of kernel to new version, and thereby be nice to's bandwith. that's why they offer (and prefer you use) the patch option.


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