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Date:   Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:58:44 +0200
From:   Pavel Machek <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:     Randy Dunlap <>,
        Konstantin Ryabitsev <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
Subject: Re: Linux 4.14-rc2 (bad patch file on

On Sun 2017-09-24 20:43:45, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 8:41 PM, Linus Torvalds
> <> wrote:
> >
> > But I just tried it myself, and get the same breakage. In fact, the
> > patch it downloads is exactly 50397184 bytes in size.
> Side note: instead of downloading a 50MB patch, you could probably use
> the same amount of bandwidth to download and build git, and then use
> that to download much smaller incremental updates.
> I'm surprised that people still even use those nasty patches and tar-balls.

git needs more RAM then kernel compilation. On a small machine, you can compile kernel
in few hours, but git will run out of memory. 256MB RAM is small these days.

Yeah, waiting hours for kernel is not fun, but it is interesting test of the target,
and you get a kernel binary as a bonus.

(cesky, pictures)

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