[Aboriginal] Kernel patching failure with

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Tue Aug 20 05:58:15 PDT 2013

On 08/19/2013 10:32:54 AM, Prasanna Balan wrote:
> On 18/08/13, Patrick Lauer wrote:
> > Trying to build fails when fetching/patching kernel:
> >
> > Confirmed linux-3.10.tar.bz2
> > === linux (host download)
> > Extracting
> It does build cleanly on my gentoo box here.
> Confirmed means it got downloaded, there must be some issue during
> patching.Also this step (as much I understand) uses toybox patch and
> not the one from your host and (obviously) is architecture  
> independent.

Depends how you do it.

If you run "EXTRACT_ALL=1 ./download.sh" then it extracts everything  
into the package cache (build/packages) and applies the patches up  
front, before running host-tools.sh. Later builds reuse the package  
cache if the sources/patches and packages directories haven't changed.

If you just do ./build.sh with an empty/nonexistent build directory, it  
extracts packages as needed, so it builds host-tools long before  
extracting the kernel. So in that case, it would use the toybox patch.

Both should work, though.

> Are you doing something different than default ?? Which distro ?? Are
> you using EXTRACT_ALL=1 ??

If you use more/buildall.sh it'll do EXTRACT_ALL=1 as part of the  
setup. (That way it can do the builds in parallel without the package  
cache initialization causing race conditions.)


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