Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Linux kernel for Oracle on 8 GB RAM machine?

Posted by Anthony Barker on
How do you tell which patches are applied to a particular kernel?

from Alan Cox: "unpack the source rpm"

What does this mean? Because the source is GPL - you can determine which patches a particular distribution uses by:

rpm2cpio foo.rpm | cpio -idmv --no-absolute-filenames

and then look at the patches directory. Voila - the mystery of the redhat distro is gone.