[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/7] linux: use the package infrastructure to download patches

Romain Naour romain.naour at openwide.fr
Sun Mar 15 15:58:10 UTC 2015

Hello Thomas,

Le 15/03/2015 16:14, Thomas Petazzoni a écrit :
> Dear Romain Naour,
> On Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:59:07 +0100, Romain Naour wrote:
>> I know, it's not related to your patch but linux patches doesn't follow the new
>> naming convention here.
>> Do we want to keep the "linux-" prefix since linux is not really a package or
>> get rid of it ?
> linux is really a package.

humm... yes (hide) :)

>> It would be convenient to use linux patches generated by git format-patch
>> command like for other packages.
> You in fact can already do that, if you use BR2_GLOBAL_PATCH_DIR.
> Regarding whether we should switch from linux-*.patch to *.patch, I
> don't know. It might break the build for people having various patches
> in the directory point by BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_PATCH. But maybe we should
> break the build for them at some point, and get to a situation where we
> are consistent.

I use BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_PATCH which point to a directory that contains all
patches for the kernel build for my target at work.

I already made the mistake to forget to rename a new patch with the "linux-"
prefix, because I added it like I do for other packages.

But sure, it would break the build if we decide to fix this.

Best regards,

> Best regards,
> Thomas

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