Re: [PATCH] [RFC] adding support for .patches and /proc/patches.gz

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Tue May 11 2004 - 13:36:44 EST

Jon Oberheide wrote:

This feature has been brought up several times before, as can be seen

For those unfamiliar, a file linux/.patches would be adding to the
source tree. When applying patches to the source tree, descriptive
information would be written to .patches. After compilation and running
of this kernel, the .patches information would be accessible through
/proc/patches.gz; similar to the /proc/config.gz feature.

The first question would be, patches between the current kernel and what? Vendor kernel, people may not have it. kernal, just the patches to a current vendor kernel diff would be pretty huge in some cases.

Let's say it looks like a high cost/benefit ratio, would be much less effective unless it were used for every patch, and feels like something you might want to do within an organization rather than as a general practice.

Sorry, you asked for comments...

-bill davidsen (davidsen@xxxxxxx)
"The secret to procrastination is to put things off until the
last possible moment - but no longer" -me
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