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README: Consolidate discussions of -stable patches

The nature of the patches for the -stable kernels was discussed
twice; this commit consolidates those discussions into one
paragraph.

Signed-off-by: Michael Witten <mfwitten@gmail.com>
Acked-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>
Signed-off-by: Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
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@@ -94,8 +94,12 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
Unlike patches for the 3.x kernels, patches for the 3.x.y kernels
(also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
- directly to the base 3.x kernel. Please read
- Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
+ directly to the base 3.x kernel. For example, if your base kernel is 3.0
+ and you want to apply the 3.0.3 patch, you must not first apply the 3.0.1
+ and 3.0.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel version 3.0.2 and
+ want to jump to 3.0.3, you must first reverse the 3.0.2 patch (that is,
+ patch -R) _before_ applying the 3.0.3 patch. You can read more on this in
+ Documentation/applying-patches.txt
Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this
process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any
@@ -107,17 +111,6 @@ INSTALLING the kernel source:
kernel source. Patches are applied from the current directory, but
an alternative directory can be specified as the second argument.
- - If you are upgrading between releases using the stable series patches
- (for example, patch-3.x.y), note that these "dot-releases" are
- not incremental and must be applied to the 3.x base tree. For
- example, if your base kernel is 3.0 and you want to apply the
- 3.0.3 patch, you do not and indeed must not first apply the
- 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel
- version 3.0.2 and want to jump to 3.0.3, you must first
- reverse the 3.0.2 patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
- the 3.0.3 patch.
- You can read more on this in Documentation/applying-patches.txt
-
- Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
cd linux
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