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authorJens Axboe <>2006-03-24 11:14:37 +0100
committerJens Axboe <>2006-03-24 11:14:37 +0100
commitc8255c5a4f93740f26a760728ad4aa4f41261ba3 (patch)
tree319fdf41e9c6e76a1f21d8bd48dd7f7bd327cc3f /doc
parente9f883ca480064f5a7c18b4a9145b6afb1da6de2 (diff)
[PATCH] Update references to kernel patch and its inclusion in mainline
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diff --git a/doc/blktrace.tex b/doc/blktrace.tex
index 3149335..4c1c844 100644
--- a/doc/blktrace.tex
+++ b/doc/blktrace.tex
@@ -35,7 +35,8 @@ three major components that are provided:
\item[Kernel patch] A patch to the Linux kernel which includes the
kernel event logging interfaces, and patches to areas within the block
- layer to emit event traces.
+ layer to emit event traces. If you run a 2.6.17-rc1 or newer kernel,
+ you don't need to patch blktrace support as it is already included.
\item[blktrace] A utility which transfers event traces from the kernel
into either long-term on-disk storage, or provides direct formatted
@@ -75,6 +76,7 @@ A patch for a \emph{specific Linux kernel} is provided in bt/kernel (where
\emph{bt} is the name of the directory from the above git sequence). The
detailed actual patching instructions for a Linux kernel is outside the
scope of this document, but the following may be used as a sample template.
+Note that you may skip this step, if you kernel is at least 2.6.17-rc1.
As an example, bt/kernel contains blk-trace-2.6.14-rc1-git-G2, download
linux-2.6.13.tar.bz2 and patch-2.6.14-rc1.bz2