Re: 0 size files in linux-2.2.17.tar.gz

From: Jan-Benedict Glaw (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 06:09:12 EST

On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 03:58:21AM -0700, Amit D Chaudhary wrote:
> Hi,
> When trying to create a patch with linux 2.2.17 sources, I found the
> following files to be of size 0 in linux-2.2.17.tar.gz.
> linux/include/linux/dasd.h
> linux/include/linux/coda_opstats.h
> Since the file is the most latest in the kernel/v2.2 directory, thought
> should point this out.

Your kernel was probably patched te become a 2.2.17. The "problem"
is diff. It can
        - add lines
        - remove lines
        - add files
but it *cannot remove files. The only way to "remove" a file is to
delete all ist contents, but the (empty) file remains...


Fehler eingestehen, Größe zeigen: Nehmt die Rechtschreibreform zurück!!!
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