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Re: [Xen-devel] Looking for xen-blkback patch for 2.6.39 kernel


Cheers for asking it forced me to re-look at git and I discovered a command to 
list all the branches. Have since checked out 
'remotes/origin/stable/xen-blkback-v3.3' and seems to be doing the trick.

This however contains the whole kernel rather than just a patch against 2.6.39. 
I had envisaged the patch being a .patch file applied with the linux patch 
utility but maybe I'm thinking of it all wrong. Would I be obtaining a .patch 
file or would it be using git to create patches for use against kernel upstream 


On 3 Jun 2011, at 11:48, Ian Campbell wrote:

> On Fri, 2011-06-03 at 11:41 +0100, Iain Kay wrote:
>> I came across a post archived at LKML relating to a patch for the
>> 2.6.39 kernel bringing in xen-blkback driver. It was found here:
>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/12/532
>> I'm guessing there was an attachment made somewhere with a patch that
>> I can't find on textual archives and was wondering if anyone could
>> point me in the right direction?
>> I have cloned the git tree but don't see any blkback module or any
>> reference that would create it in the Makefiles... Have grepped
>> through the files and I can see reference to xen-blkfront but nothing
>> for xen-blkback...
>> Maybe I'm missing something but as far as I can see that git tree has
>> nothing to allow support for the blkback driver.
> Did you checkout the right branch (for-jens/xen-blkback-v3.2 in that
> mail, there may be a newer one in the tree now though). A simple clone
> will give you the default branch (probably named "master") which may not
> necessarily have what you want merged into it.
> Ian.

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