> ]*cough* surely you mean "when you patch" *cough*
> ]download patch...bz2
> ]cd /usr/src/linux
> ]bzcat .../patch-2.x.xx.bz2 | patch -p1
>> Actually, I've found sometimes that the patch doesn't seem to work all the
> time. I would usually patch to an odd number and download an
> even, just to
> be sure.
Linus' patches often don't apply cleanly to the kernel
sources distributed by the Red Hat , SuSE, et al, as those
often have patched or incomplete kernel source trees.
So you'll usually need to download a pristine Linus tree
at some point and patch from there.
(Extracting the pristine Linus tree from your distributions
SRPMs is left as an exercise for the reader.)
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