dmi_scan patching (was: 2.8.6 rpms at ATrpms)

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at
Wed Apr 7 12:43:20 CEST 2004

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 11:35:08AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> > AFAICT these patches need to be simultaneously applied to kernel
> > and lm_sensors (which will make their inclusion in 2.8.7 more
> > difficult...)
> I don't see why it would be more difficult. Remember that the fact that
> I sent you three different patches is not relevant. The lm_sensors
> dmi_scan patch will be integrated to our source tree, so you won't have
> to care about it. Ditto for the mkpatch change. And the kernel patch
> will be integrated into mkpatch, so you won't have to apply it
> manually. This means that you won't have to take any different action.
> You will just use mkpatch to generate the patch, and apply it to the
> kernel tree.
> Remember that the issue doesn't affect the compilation outside of the
> kernel tree.

Ah, OK, that was the part I was missing. I thought the patch to the
kernel's dmi_scan would be neccessary in the case of external
compilation also.

> So it looks quite easy and straightforward, providing I update the
> lm_sensors files as planned. Or did I miss a thing?

No, I did ;)
Axel.Thimm at
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