How do you patch a driver?

Subhro subhro.kar at
Sun Oct 2 20:54:24 PDT 2005

Foo Ji-Haw sat at his 'puter and typed on 10/3/2005 8:46:
> Hello Gheorghe,
> I read with interest your success in getting your Adaptec 1210SA to work on FreeBSD. In your email you wrote that you downloaded patches to the driver code (and recompiled the kernel?) from
> I downloaded the files myself, but am not sure how to proceed from there. Can you please give me some pointers on the next steps? 
> Appreciate your help, thanks!
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The general way to patch a driver is patch -p0 < patch_file. The patch 
file is to be copied in the first level directory of the source code.


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