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[PATCH] patch-kernel: support non-incremental 2.6.x.y 'stable' patches

Add better support for (non-incremental) 2.6.x.y patches; If an ending
version number if not specified, the script automatically increments the
SUBLEVEL (x in 2.6.x.y) until no more patch files are found; however,
EXTRAVERSION (y in 2.6.x.y) is never automatically incremented but must be
specified fully.

patch-kernel does not normally support reverse patching, but does so when
applying EXTRAVERSION (x.y) patches, so that moving from 2.6.11.y to
2.6.11.z is easy and handled by the script (reverse 2.6.11.y and apply

Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>

Randy.Dunlap Randy.Dunlap 2005-05-05

Linus Torvalds Linus Torvalds 2005-05-05

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