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Re: [RETRY #2] Web100 kernel patch on fedora stock kernels



On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 04:20:22PM -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:

 > >If you look at the existing patches generally do not add new features but
 > >contain bug fixes in order to fix the problem sooner and usually are
 > >later merged into the upstream kernel.
 > 
 > Is there some way to tell for each patch where it came from and what it's 
 > status is upstream? Like a kernel.org bugzilla entry (or whatever they 
 > use). How does the kernel maintainer know when it's time to pull a patch 
 > out of the RPM?

It's usually time to pull it when it no longer applies to the latest upstream :-)
The actual patchfiles contain info at the top of the file (or at least a
pointer to the bugzilla they're fixing) in most cases, though some of the
'legacy' patches don't have any description yet.

		Dave


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