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Howto using sreadahead to cut down linux start time

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Here: http://lwn.net/Articles/299483/ a laptop is booted in 5 seconds.
Part of that is achieved using "sreadahead": http://code.google.com/p/sreadahead/

I'd like to try the kernel patch, and see if I can improve start time. How?
I've downloaded the archive, made a copy of my current kernel, extracted the patch into that directory, but then I hit the first problem:

I'm not sure exactly how to apply the patch.
I have experimented with a few different ways, but when I'm done, make doesn't work, so I'm probably doing something wrong.
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