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#1 2020-11-16 22:11:43

Registered: 2018-03-24
Posts: 41

How to generate a diff patch to the .config file?

I am building a kernel and want to add a module at the same time. I have the module code and have staged it in the kernel source and generated a patch:
git diff HEAD > 0001-my-diff.patch

now when I build the kernel, it fails because there is no instruction to build the module. I have added it to the .config file, but the patch does not capture that.

How do I get the edits to .config in the patch?



#2 2020-11-16 22:28:20

Inspector Parrot
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 25,096

Re: How to generate a diff patch to the .config file?

Is the .config tracked - is it listed in `git ls-files`?

"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman


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