Comment 47 for bug 1641238

Yes, the patch did not make it to 2.4.39 which was mainly a security release, and this change is not really trivial.. Hopefully 2.4.40 is coming soon.

As for v5 ([0] below, just in case), I just tried to apply it on top of 2.4.39 (from svn) and then to apply the freebsd patches from your link, but got no conflict. What are the issues you observe exactly?