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Ext2.org: Misc Kernel Tips #2

Jul 06, 1999, 15:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Jones)

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Ext2 publishes more kernel tips.

"The System.map file is still confusing some people judging from the emails I got, and after reading lengthy discussions about it on the kernel mailing list."

"Another popular subject for emails I've had have been related to the article I wrote on kernel patches. In particular, most people were having problems applying patches written for older kernels on more recent kernels. In most cases, if you get any warnings during the patch process, unless you fully understand how the patch works you should contact the maintainer of the patch and tell him about the errors. If you notice messages about 'offset 31 lines' or similar, this is not a problem. It just means that the code above the routine being patched in a file has changed slightly but the target routine has been found, and patched."

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