Re: Kernel patches

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Salut Pascal et merci.

Could you elaborate a bit more on 3) (the diff patch) I am not sure I
understand that one.

I have been able to build my own kernel (with the rt-patches) and some
of the slitaz patches. So far I have excluded the lzma
patches and that works fine as long as I only compress the kernel with
gzip. I intend to include the lzma patches as well but it
requires some work since I am basing my kernel on


2009/1/22  <pascal.bellard@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Hello,
> The package linux-source ( provides 4 patchs:
> 1- linux-lzma-
>   Add initramfs compressed with lzma support
>   Without this patch, you must recompress rootfs.gz with gzip:
>   $ lzma d rootfs.gz -so | gzip -9 > rootfs-gzipped.gz
> 2- linux-utf8-
>   Disable utf8 charset by default.
>   Could by applied on many (future) linux versions.
>   Without this patch non ascii characters should not be well displayed in
>   text mode only (doesn't affect X)
> 3- linux-diff-
>   if you are using 'busybox diff' (by default with slitaz)
> 4- linux-rootdev.u
>   Not really usefull. Set default root device.
> -pascal
>> I am going to build a kernel for slitaz that contains the rt (realtime
>> patch). This process involves selecting a kernel version that has an
>> associated rt-patch and is known to work well. The kernel version
>> currently used in slitaz does not match that criteria so I have to
>> base this kernel on another version. The "complication" for me now
>> becomes what slitaz specific patches do I have to apply for this
>> kernel to work well in the slitaz environment.
>> The information I need to have is:
>>    - For the patches that are currently applied to create the slitaz
>> kernel
>>       - what patches do have to be applied for slitaz to work at all
>> and what do each of these patches do?
>>       - what patches are applied for some specific function to work
>> (still slitaz as such would work without it)?
>>       - what patches are applied to provide some specific
>> non-functional behavior (performance, security, ...)?
>> I hope people in the community would be able to provide me with the
>> requested information so that I can go about and make a kernel that is
>> both rt and slitaz "conformant".
>> Kind Regards
>> Lars
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