git repository with Fedora kernel(s) sources

Jarod Wilson jarod at
Sun Feb 27 19:51:37 UTC 2011

On Feb 27, 2011, at 1:19 PM, Kyle McMartin wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 08:32:34AM -0800, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
>> Fedora's patched kernel sources in a git repository and then include 
>> kernel-2.6.38-1.1.fc15.tar.bz2 in the source RPM instead of vanilla 
>> kernel-2.6.38.tar.bz2 and fifty patches.  Red Hat appears to do this 
>> with RHEL 6's kernel, but their kernel repository is not 
>> publicly-accessible.
> RHEL also never rebases, which means their git tree is virtually linear.

I'd say its not even virtually linear, its linear, period. Once a given
RHEL major release goes out the door, the kernel tree is never branched
or rebased, no git merges, or anything, just a series of linear commits,
all done by a single maintainer. Patches aren't pulled from sub-maintainer
git trees, they're pulled from a patchwork database, once deemed ready,
so the commit history remains 100% linear.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at

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