Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#964 closed task (fixed)

Use kernel patches for updates in kernel major/minor versions

Reported by: William Harrington Owned by: clfs-commits@…
Priority: minor Milestone: CLFS Standard 3.0
Component: BOOK Version: CLFS Standard GIT
Keywords: Cc: berzerkula@…, jonathan@…

Description (last modified by William Harrington)

Chris and I discussed this, and kept thinking about this.

Rather than update the book and download every kernel version to our ftp server conglomeration, and to save bandwidth, I'd say we do the following:

I'll use our current book for example for linux 3.14.

For the linux version use the version.patchlevel linux-3.14.tar.xz tarball
For the patch update to the latest sublevel patch

The tarball will extract to: linux-3.14
Then we can: cd linux-3.14 && xzcat ../patch-3.14.6.xz | patch -Np1 -i -

We can keep the book updated with the sublevel patch as it upgrades and keep the same major.patchlevel tarball on the server and not have to download the whole kernel source over and over again along with the sublevel included.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by William Harrington

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by William Harrington

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

commit 7cc51deaa3903879bd5ceea396bfe70323187db0 begins this update.
commit 37dd4bdfa15994f31bc898ad8001a50d634e34cf ends this update.

Last edited 8 years ago by William Harrington (previous) (diff)
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