Why would patch cause problems?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Tue Oct 19 01:48:16 PDT 2004

On 2004-10-18 20:03, Tuc <tuc at ttsg.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>         I did a little more investigation of the problem with nVidia on
> 5.2.1-RELEASE-pX where X is higher than 4.......
>         It turns out that after hand applying patches, once I apply the
> "msync5.patch" that was p9, my nVidia X starts to have problems and lock up.
> Once I back this out, the machine operates properly.  I also ran into problems
> where programs were coreing on Signal 6's.... SSH became useless, perl would
> fall over randomly, etc.
>         This patch was all of 6 new lines, one changed line, but I can swap
> back and forth and know that this will cause my machine to misbehave/crash.
>         Is there any way to start talking to someone to figure out what the
> cause is and maybe have a change done?

If the patch is so small, you could post it here, to -hackers or -current, and
see if someone has an idea why you see the change in your system's behavior
that you describe.

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