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RE: [Xen-devel] Applying patches to xen kernels

To: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Applying patches to xen kernels
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:49:14 -0000
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Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Applying patches to xen kernels
 > What kind of patches are or should be safe to apply to 
> vanilla kernel tree?
> I guess driver updates and small security fixes should not be 
> a problem for
> xen..
> 1. Extract vanilla kernel (2.6.11)
> 2. Apply patches (
> 3. Run mkbuildtree
> It looks like above steps should be OK. Just asking to be sure :)

Most patches work fine.

> Patches which touch arch/ might be a problem ?

Yes, anything that hits a file in arch/i386 or include/asm-i386 may be a 
problem. You could appply the patch normally, and then modify it such that it 
also applied to arch/xen/i386 and include/ams-xen/asm-i386, then reapply.


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