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Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Posted Oct 20, 2010 0:44 UTC (Wed) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
Parent article: Kernel vulnerabilities: old or new?

I was wondering if there is a tree that could help the editor look further back than 2.6.12... this is the 3rd article where I have seen a large number of things (be they changes, bugs, etc) falling to the 5 year boundary. It would be interesting if we could track things down further... if for just 'oh so this came from 2.2.. wow' factor.


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Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Posted Oct 20, 2010 1:33 UTC (Wed) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Two that I know of: from 2.4.0 to 2.6.12-rc2:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/history.git

Before 2.4.0:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davej/history.git

Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Posted Oct 20, 2010 8:17 UTC (Wed) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

Note that you can patch up the GIT history to link these three archives into one coherent whole.
$ cat .git/info/grafts
1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2 e7e173af42dbf37b1d946f9ee00219cb3b2bea6a
7a2deb32924142696b8174cdf9b38cd72a11fc96 379a6be1eedb84ae0d476afbc4b4070383681178
$

Incidentally, the first history doesn't contain the rest of the v2.4 data (the part that came after the v2.5 branchpoint).

Anyway, does anybody remember what happened to the history of 2.4.25? Pre-patch 1 thru 3 are missing from kernel.org.

Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Posted Oct 23, 2010 20:47 UTC (Sat) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Neat-o, thanks. So you can git a repo with complete history something like just:

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git
cd linux-2.6.git
git remote add -f post-2.4 git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/history.git
git remote add -f pre-2.4 git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/davej/history.git

cat >.git/info/grafts <<EOF
1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2 e7e173af42dbf37b1d946f9ee00219cb3b2bea6a
7a2deb32924142696b8174cdf9b38cd72a11fc96 379a6be1eedb84ae0d476afbc4b4070383681178
EOF

Is it possible to track before 2.6.12?

Posted Oct 24, 2010 8:50 UTC (Sun) by smurf (subscriber, #17840) [Link]

Not quite complete, but close enough.


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