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Re: [Xen-devel] build suggestion

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 12:46:35PM -0500, Brian Wolfe wrote:
> The second reason for the unified diffs vs sparse patches is that
> everyone understands them. True, everyone understands the sparse
> patches, but if a distro builds both a 2.4.27 AND a kernel, then
> the sparse patching with symlinks WILL walk on each other when the
> distro applies it's own patches (see the debianizing stuff of the xen
> source diff for debian for the temp solution of converting to unified
> diff prior to creating the kernel images).

You could change the mkbuildtree scripts to copy the files instead
of creating symlinks.  That should allow you to apply different patches
to multiple trees.


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