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Re: new 2.4.24 kernel out - w/o XFS

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Subject: Re: new 2.4.24 kernel out - w/o XFS
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 22:41:14 -0900
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On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 09:06:16AM +0800, Federico Sevilla III wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 11:02:09AM -0500, Dirk Hufnagel wrote:
> > Looks like the 2.4.24-pre kernels have been removed and a new 2.4.24
> > kernel has been released, with a *very* short Changelog compared to
> > 2.4.23. Possibly a reaction to the latest kernel security
> > vulnerability (updated Redhat kernels are available too).
> > 
> > It seems we will have to wait for 2.4.25 to get XFS included.
> The available split patches for 2.4.23 (2003-12-01 00:33 UTC) apply
> fairly cleanly to the pristine 2.4.24. The only reject is the Makefile
> EXTRAVERSION change, which is trivial to repair by hand. I have not

and only if you apply -misc, which is not even required.

> tested if this works, though. Has anyone done tests with this
> combination?

ive read the entire diff of 2.4.23 -> 2.4.24, see for yourself, its
VERY trivial stuff, XFS requires no changes.

* one line memset() calls sprinkled into all the rtc drivers
* two line code, 4 line comment addition to mremap.
* one liner fixes to debug printks in the irda driver.

thats all.

> If it's not too difficult a task, I'm hoping the XFS team can find some
> time to release split patches for 2.4.24, though, with whatever XFS
> fixes came in after 2003-12-01 00:33 UTC.

you can use 2.4.23 patches safely, don't worry.

Ethan Benson

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