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Given a git patch id, how to find out which kernel release contains it?

I encountered a bug in one of the newer kernel versions. There is no workaround; if I want to have sound at my system at all, I have to boot an older kernel version. Since this is a home computer I use for video and music, I need the sound and haven't updated the kernel since 3.5.4-2, not wanting to overwrite the version which still works.

There already is a fix which repairs the problem. But I don't know when it will be included in a kernel update. How do I find out which kernel version will contain the fix? I don't want to update until this version comes out.

  • As a general rule, it is not a particularly good idea to update your kernel very often. 3.5.4-2 is a very recent kernel (less than two months old), unless there is a specific functionality in one of the new ones, I would stick with it until a major update comes out. – terdon Oct 9 '12 at 15:48
  • @terdon I have Fedora, it automatically pushes out the most recent kernels in the stable version. Right now, I have 3.5.5-2 sitting in yum, urging me to install it. – rumtscho Oct 9 '12 at 15:50
  • Ignore it. As I said, upgrading your kernel with no specific reason is a recipe for the kind of problems you are experiencing. Just add this to /etc/yum.conf: exclude=kernel*. Then, in a few months, if you feel you should update your kernel, do so manually. Just remember the golden rule: IIABDFI. On my debian system I am perfectly happy with my 3.2.0-3 kernel and I don't think I'll update unless something really worthwhile comes around. – terdon Oct 9 '12 at 15:56
  • @terdon. Nothing wrong with your explanation, but the link to IIABDFI is terrible :). It took me time to find the relevant text inside all those ads – Francesco Turco Oct 9 '12 at 17:05
  • @FrancescoTurco, crap, you're quite right, sorry. I just took the 1st google hit. – terdon Oct 9 '12 at 17:07

Duplicate of Given a git patch id, how to find out which kernel release contains it?

In short: from your "fix" link, click "commitdiff" at the top, click "raw", and look at the X-Git-Tag header.

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