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@@ -87,6 +87,16 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
kernel source. Patches are applied from the current directory, but
an alternative directory can be specified as the second argument.
+ - If you are upgrading between releases using the stable series patches
+ (for example, patch-2.6.xx.y), note that these "dot-releases" are
+ not incremental and must be applied to the 2.6.xx base tree. For
+ example, if your base kernel is 2.6.12 and you want to apply the
+ patch, you do not and indeed must not first apply the
+ and patches. Similarly, if you are running kernel
+ version and want to jump to, you must first
+ reverse the patch (that is, patch -R) _before_ applying
+ the patch.
- Make sure you have no stale .o files and dependencies lying around:
cd linux