Commit 6ad44229 authored by Jesper Juhl's avatar Jesper Juhl Committed by Linus Torvalds

[PATCH] README: add info about -stable to README and point at applying-patches.txt

Signed-off-by: default avatarJesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
parent 3f39894d
...@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@ INSTALLING the kernel: ...@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
failed patches (xxx# or xxx.rej). If there are, either you or me has failed patches (xxx# or xxx.rej). If there are, either you or me has
made a mistake. made a mistake.
Unlike patches for the 2.6.x kernels, patches for the 2.6.x.y kernels
(also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
directly to the base 2.6.x kernel. Please read
Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this
process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any process. It determines the current kernel version and applies any
patches found. patches found.
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