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This whole monolithic issue only seriously affect clueless who thinks that if patch applies to different kernel, it's OK to apply and ship it.
In fact, RedHat could just strip changelogs from individual patches to put them in panic mode.
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Posted Mar 12, 2011 12:27 UTC (Sat) by foom (subscriber, #14868)
Or alternatively, if RedHat considers everyone else clueless and unable to understand patches, they really wouldn't have made this change, since all those clueless people were just going to waste their time building broken kernels by applying RH patches directly, without testing or understanding. And that just makes RH look better!
No, clearly RH understands that this does affect some clueful people, a particular subset of which they really want to make things difficult for...
Posted Mar 12, 2011 12:41 UTC (Sat) by adobriyan (guest, #30858)
I'm not saying that.
Posted Mar 12, 2011 18:34 UTC (Sat) by xtifr (subscriber, #143)
People who work with kernel on daily basis and follow developments in mainline, can do this faster than some tool. :^)
Of course, the last time I had to face a similar circumstance, the kernel devs were mostly still using BK, and I didn't want to deal with that whole mess, so I was forced to debug the old-fashioned way, but now the kernel devs are using the same VC that I use for most of my own projects, so I'd be much more likely to be irritated and inconvenienced by RH's monolithic patch.)
Posted Mar 12, 2011 20:13 UTC (Sat) by jondkent (guest, #19595)
Obviously that might be possible, but the RH kernel is such a mess of backports and patches, that realistically these days you'd be better off banging you head on the desk than trying.
Posted Mar 14, 2011 13:39 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Mar 14, 2011 23:38 UTC (Mon) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
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