In <0a3d01bfd7c6$a1f3d030$c40417ac@v58m7> Rajeev Bector (email@example.com) wrote:
> Are kernel patches only available as a COMBO or
> is there a way to pull up a specific fix..
No. Sometimes IMPORTANT specific fixes are available separately. But it's
exception, not rule.
> For example, if I want to get the "dcache corruption" fix (I think
> the bug was present in 2.2.13 and the fix appeared
> in 2.2.14), is there a way for me to:
>  get exact details of what the problem was and what
> the fix does ?
>  pull a patch that just has the fix for this bug as opposed
> to pulling in all of 2.2.14 ?
You can scan lklm to find out who proposed fix (and related discussion) and
may be you can found fix (not so often: quite a few patches was NEVER send
to lklm but just directly to Alan/Linus/etc) in his (her) letter. But usually
it's just seek for troubles: MUCH easier to just upgrade kernel.
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