I have the source of Linux 3.4.0 to which I added some modifications. I know that here (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/) I can find all the 107 patches that need to be applied to my source to update it to the 3.4.107 version.
I read that I have to apply them one by one: first the 3.4.1, then the 3.4.2, then the 3.4.3 etc.
But my doubt is: can I apply directly the 3.4.107 patch?
I opened the 3.4.107 patch file and noticed that it changes SUBLEVEL = 0 in Makefile to SUBLEVEL = 107, so I thought that this means that it is meant to be used by devs who still have got the 3.4.0 source. What's more, I also noticed that the size of the patch files increases from 3.4.1 to 3.4.107, this seems to confirm my idea that every patch contains:
- all the changes that are included in the previous patches
- its new fixes.
Can you tell me whether I'm right or not?