Back in early 2011, we looked
to the way Red Hat distributed its kernel changes. Instead of separate patches, it switched to distributing a tarball of the source tree—a move which was met with a fair amount of criticism. The Ksplice team at Oracle has just announced
the availability of a Git tree that breaks the changes up into individual patches again. "The Ksplice team is happy to announce the public availability of one of our git repositories, RedPatch. RedPatch contains the source for all of the changes Red Hat makes to their kernel, one commit per fix and we've published it on oss.oracle.com/git. With RedPatch, you can access the broken-out patches using git, browse them online via gitweb, and freely redistribute the source under the terms of the GPL.
(Thanks to Dmitrijs Ledkovs.)
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