git help needed for 2.6.34 kernel branch revival
dsd at laptop.org
Tue Aug 17 17:39:18 EDT 2010
On 17 August 2010 15:26, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> i probably don't understand the problem well enough. i was
> thinking that merging in the rest of the -stable kernels (and
> there would be a lot of them, from 126.96.36.199 to 2.6.34.N) would
> get you closer, in a more automated way. the more i think about
> it the more doubtful i am.
Unfortunately (but understandably) there is no fluid history between
stable releases that are based on a different version of Linus's
kernel. For example, there is no fluid history between linux-188.8.131.52
Instead, at the end of the 2.6.31 cycle, they basically throw away
everything they have and start fresh with 2.6.32. They work in
physically separated git repositories for this reason.
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