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

Arnout Vandecappelle arnout at mind.be
Sun Mar 22 15:16:26 UTC 2015

On 28/02/15 19:15, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
> The linux package has a special handling of patches, with quite a bit
> of legacy in it. A problem caused by this special handling is that the
> linux package calls directly the DOWNLOAD_WGET macro, which means that
> the package infrastructure isn't aware of which patches get
> downloaded, and it prevents doing changes inside the package download
> infrastructure.
> This commit changes the handling of patches in the linux package in
> the following way:
>  * The LINUX_PATCHES variable is kept as is: it lists all the patches
>    mentionned in the Config.in option BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_PATCH. This
>    option can contain http://, ftp://, https:// URLs, path to local
>    files or local directories.
>    This variable is *not* used by the generic package infrastructure,
>    so it is purely internal to the Linux package.
>  * The LINUX_PATCH variable is now filled in with the list of patches
>    that should be downloaded. It is derived from LINUX_PATCHES by
>    filtering the patches that have http://, ftp:// or https:// in
>    their path. Since <pkg>_PATCH is handled by the package
>    infrastructure, it means that those patches are now automatically
>    downloaded and applied by the package infrastructure.
>  * The LINUX_APPLY_PATCHES hook is renamed to
>    LINUX_APPLY_LOCAL_PATCHES, because it is now only responsible of
>    applying local patches: remote patches are handled by
>    LINUX_PATCH. The implementation of the hook is changed to filter
>    out the patches that have already taken care of by LINUX_PATCH, so
>    that we only iterate through the list of local patches or local
>    patch directories.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>

Acked-by: Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>

 It's time for this one to be applied. There are of course the two spelling
corrections noted by Romain and Baruch, but I'm sure you can fix those while


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