[PATCH] README: add info about -stable to README and point at applying-patches.txt
Jesper Juhl [Mon, 14 Nov 2005 00:07:44 +0000 (16:07 -0800)]
Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <jesper.juhl@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

README

diff --git a/README b/README
index 4ee7dda..61c4f74 100644 (file)
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -81,6 +81,11 @@ INSTALLING the kernel:
    failed patches (xxx# or xxx.rej). If there are, either you or me has
    made a mistake.
 
+   Unlike patches for the 2.6.x kernels, patches for the 2.6.x.y kernels
+   (also known as the -stable kernels) are not incremental but instead apply
+   directly to the base 2.6.x kernel.  Please read
+   Documentation/applying-patches.txt for more information.
+
    Alternatively, the script patch-kernel can be used to automate this
    process.  It determines the current kernel version and applies any
    patches found.