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authorJesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>2005-11-13 16:07:44 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-11-13 18:14:17 -0800
commit6ad44229ec85b3938a313a325f0449e23eac8aac (patch)
treea873ea0b48a047824d277efa77411dee3575ab20 /README
parent3f39894d1b5c253b10fcb8fbbbcf65a330f6cdc7 (diff)
[PATCH] README: add info about -stable to README and point at applying-patches.txt
Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
failed patches (xxx# or xxx.rej). If there are, either you or me has
made a mistake.
+ Unlike patches for the 2.6.x kernels, patches for the 2.6.x.y kernels
+ (also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
+ directly to the base 2.6.x kernel. Please read
+ Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this
process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any
patches found.

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