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    Default How to apply kernel patch to my system?

    Hello,

    From this kernel bug [1], there is a patch I want to try on my current system (the latest openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshot). But I have no clue on how to achieve it. Please help me on following questions. Thanks in advance!

    1. Is it possible to apply a kernel patch to my current system for testing without jeopardising my daily use? I cannot afford to spend one day or two to deal with the system not doing my current work.

    2. If it's yes to Q1, what the route of apply a kernel patch to my system? I only need an abstract of overall procedure of doing this, not a detailed/step-by-step instruction at the moment so that I can evaluate the workload to see if I can afford it (I'm really busy in working at this stage.)

    [1] https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196129

    P.S. I am not sure whether this is the right place to post this thread. Please let me know if it's not.

    Best wishes,
    CnZhx
    Last edited by cnzhx; 20-Jun-2017 at 02:44. Reason: Add P.S.
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    Default Re: How to apply kernel patch to my system?

    To answer both questions: you'd have to compile the kernel yourself. Meaning that you need to install the Kernel Development pattern, apply the patch to the kernel sources, then compile and install the kernel.
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    Default Re: How to apply kernel patch to my system?

    Thank you @Knurpht, to compile the kernel myself seems too complicated for me at present. Looks like I need to wait for others to test the patch.
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