How to patch the kernel

Matt_Domsch@Dell.com Matt_Domsch at Dell.com
Tue Jun 12 14:11:00 CDT 2001


> I hate to bother you with such a newbie question, but can you 
> please tell me what I need to run at the command line to patch my kernel 
> src with the aacraid patches (for kernel 2.4.5)?

Sure.  Download linux-2.4.5.tar.gz, and the 4 aacraid patches.  Be sure to
use Linux for the download, else Windows will do linefeed conversion and
mess you up.

cd (somewhere where you have a couple hundred megs of disk space.  Doesn't
have to be /usr/src necessarily).
tar xvzf linux-2.4.5.tar.gz
cd linux
patch -p1 < ../linux-2.4.5-axboe-scsi-max-sec.patch
patch -p1 < ../linux-2.4.5-aacraid-043001.patch
patch -p1 < ../linux-2.4.5-blockdev.patch
patch -p1 < ../aacraid-chris-20010528.patch

Then, when you make menuconfig, be sure to select the AACRAID driver, either
as a module or built-in.

Thanks,
Matt

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Matt Domsch
Sr. Software Engineer
Dell Linux Solutions
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