I'm trying to install a kernel with the RT_PREEMPT patch on a Lubuntu 16.04 distro and running into some issues I'm not sure how to deal with. I've downloaded the sources for kernel v4.4.12 (linux-4.4.12.tar.xz) and what I believe to be the appropriate RT_PREEMPT patch (patches-4.4.12-rt20.tar.xz), both from kernel.org. I've extracted the kernel sources with
cd'd into the directory, then I try to apply the patch with
xzcat ../patches-4.4.12.tar.xz | patch -p1 (per recommendations here: https://rt.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/RT_PREEMPT_HOWTO). This command just generates a slew of errors complaining about patches for files that don't exist, previously applied patches, failed hunks, etc. Some of the patch hunks seem to succeed but so many of them fail.
This can't be the correct means to patch this kernel can it? Any idea where I'm going wrong?
EDIT: Here's a sample that covers the kinds of errors I'm seeing:
rush@lubuntuvm:~/preempt-rt/linux-4.4.12$ xzcat ../patches-4.4.12-rt20.tar.xz | patch -p1 patching file arch/x86/kernel/nmi.c Hunk #1 FAILED at 231. Hunk #2 FAILED at 256. Hunk #3 FAILED at 305. 3 out of 3 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file arch/x86/kernel/nmi.c.rej patching file arch/x86/kernel/reboot.c patching file include/linux/kernel.h Hunk #1 succeeded at 255 (offset -4 lines). Hunk #2 FAILED at 460. 1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file include/linux/kernel.h.rej patching file kernel/panic.c Hunk #1 FAILED at 61. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file kernel/panic.c.rej patching file kernel/watchdog.c Hunk #1 FAILED at 361. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file kernel/watchdog.c.rej patching file kernel/stop_machine.c Hunk #12 succeeded at 482 (offset -10 lines). Hunk #13 succeeded at 544 (offset -10 lines). Hunk #14 succeeded at 648 (offset -10 lines). patching file block/blk-mq.c Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n] n Apply anyway? [n] Skipping patch. 3 out of 3 hunks ignored -- saving rejects to file block/blk-mq.c.rej patching file block/blk-mq.h Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Assume -R? [n] Apply anyway? [n] Skipping patch. 3 out of 3 hunks ignored -- saving rejects to file block/blk-mq.h.rej patching file net/core/dev.c Hunk #1 succeeded at 3542 (offset -3 lines). Hunk #2 succeeded at 3552 (offset -3 lines). patching file arch/arm64/Kconfig patching file arch/arm64/include/asm/thread_info.h patching file arch/arm64/kernel/asm-offsets.c patching file arch/arm64/kernel/entry.S can't find file to patch at input line 794 Perhaps you used the wrong -p or --strip option? The text leading up to this was: -------------------------- |-- |2.8.1 | |patches/0026-hwlat-detector-Use-trace_clock_local-if-available.patch0000644001303100130310000000625512741715155025466 0ustar rostedtrostedtFrom c184dd4a4a5d88b3223704297a42d1aaab973811 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 |From: Steven Rostedt <email@example.com> |Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:33:26 -0400 |Subject: [PATCH 026/351] hwlat-detector: Use trace_clock_local if available | |As ktime_get() calls into the timing code which does a read_seq(), it |may be affected by other CPUS that touch that lock. To remove this |dependency, use the trace_clock_local() which is already exported |for module use. If CONFIG_TRACING is enabled, use that as the clock, |otherwise use ktime_get(). | |Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <firstname.lastname@example.org> |Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <email@example.com> |--- | drivers/misc/hwlat_detector.c | 34 +++++++++++++++++++++++++--------- | 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-) | |diff --git a/drivers/misc/hwlat_detector.c b/drivers/misc/hwlat_detector.c |index c07e85932cbf..0fcc0e38df42 100644 |--- a/drivers/misc/hwlat_detector.c |+++ b/drivers/misc/hwlat_detector.c