Needed: Scary patch tool

Michael Still mikal at
Thu May 16 23:21:01 EST 2002

On Thu, 16 May 2002, Stephen Rothwell wrote:

> Hi Mikal,
> On Thu, 16 May 2002 15:43:54 +1000 Michael Still <mikal at> wrote:
> >
> > I have a version of some code which works, and a version which doesn't.
> > It's not my code, so I don't fully understand it. My plan is therefore to
> > do a diff between the two versions, and produce a patch.
> >
> > I would then like some what of applying each individual change in the
> > patch separately -- so that I can change a line at a time and see which
> > one introduced the breakage.
> try dirdiff.

I've already been using dirdif, which is cool (although I would like to
see the whole files, not just the leading and trailing context). I was
more after something which would help me apply portions of patch files --
or am I not noticing a feature in dirdiff?

> > PS: The code is the linux APM code. It turns out APM worked on my X21 for
> > 2.4.17, but not 2.4.18. The next step is to try to find out why...
> See my other email to you.

Noted, I will try turning SMP off (I know not why it is on), and get back
to you. APM also works out of the box on 2.4.17, so perhaps something
changed with 2.4.18?



Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+10hrs

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