In a vain attempt to get the APC’s antique kernel to – at least – work with Fedora 14, I had been applying the series of ‘incremental’ 2.6.32.x patches available – amongst other places – at http://ftp.monash.edu.au/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/incr/
The kernel.org ftp site didn’t seem to have the full set..
This brought me as far as 126.96.36.199, which still failed the F14 udev test, but then I remembered the ‘long-term-support’ incremental patches, which went all the way to 188.8.131.52!
So, back to patch + patch + patch – while checking for any fails along the way.. In most cases, the patches worked on the non-standard APC kernel, with just a bit of fuzz, and only the occasional fail/reject..
Now, the APC is running the latest long-term release of the kernel:
$ uname -a Linux rgapc01 184.108.40.206-apc #1 Tue Aug 21 17:01:45 BST 2012 armv6l armv6l armv6l GNU/Linux
Sadly, F14 udev still throws a tombstone, so I will just have to hope that a ‘newer’ kernel is available soon…