Regarding the errors about patches, inspect the .rej files. Those patches did not apply cleanly. Chances are they are not written for the particular version of kernel source you are using. [by toracat]
Apparently, the patches are not written for the current CentOS kernel, so they do not cleanly apply and therefore fail. You'd need to find the ones that are known to work for CentOS (RHEL) ker... [by toracat]
I have question about patches.
I have source tree and I have develop my own patch changing few files from the source tree.
Now new version of the source tree arives and I want to apply my own old patches on the new source tree.
Some of the files I am patching however are changed in the new source tree release.
I noticed that Ubuntu modifies it's i386 kernels so that CPU's that don't support PAE+NX are capable of 'emulating' this. Now these patches are called the 'nx-emu' patches. I saw this in the patchlog of the stock Ubuntu kernel.
However, the kernel of this computer (from my parents) is pinned down to kernel 3.4 because nouveau fully works on this specific version.
I am looking for a place that lists different flavours of kernel for download, i.e the patched kernels. If not at least a list of available patches with the short description would suffice.
Also how many types of patches are there for kernel? and how to apply each one to vanilla source tree?