Re: [Linux-ia64] applying patch

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2001-01-06 06:09:46
Hi Hiren,

The patches go on top of the corresponding tree from Linus.  For
example, linux-2.4.0-test12-ia64-001214.diff.bz2 goes on top of
Linus's linux-2.4.0-test12 tree.

On a related note: for those using the test12 tree, be sure to make
the following change after applying the IA-64 patch.  Without this
change, bad crashes can occur on systems with <2GB of RAM (it can
happen on systems with >=2GB of RAM too, but it's much less likely to

	Change line 330 in arch/ia64/lib/swiotlb.c from:

		set_bit(PG_arch_1, &virt_to_page(pg_addr));
		struct page *page = virt_to_page(pg_addr);
		set_bit(PG_arch_1, &page->flags);

Hope this helps,


>>>>> On Thu, 28 Dec 2000 17:30:28 -0700, said:

  Hiren> Hi All, I looked at the
  Hiren> directory. The directory has only one big .tar.gz file with
  Hiren> kernel sources and the rest of the files are patches. After I
  Hiren> looked at the directory, I got totally confused as there are
  Hiren> readme files which can tell me how to use the patches and
  Hiren> what should be the base kernel to apply the patch. Is it
  Hiren> that, the big tar.gz file should be the base kernel and then
  Hiren> I need to apply all the patches appearing in the directory or
  Hiren> that I need to apply only a specific patch ?

  Hiren> If there is any readmes or any other information regarding
  Hiren> the patches please send me the URL so that I can go through
  Hiren> that.

  Hiren> Thanks and regards, -hiren

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Received on Fri Jan 05 11:12:04 2001

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