Yes, however I investigated 10605 tonight and I don't think it will make very much difference. The first case it addresses shouldn't happen if you only listen to MP3, and the second seems to occur so rarely I was not able to encounter it.
When I apply the patch to my clip, it makes a difference. In case of skipping a file manually, the codec (50kB) is loaded into the ring buffer. If it is not loaded a crash occurs less often. As to the second patch: How stable it is i cannot tell, but I had some album play with skipping and no crash occured. The albums crashed before the patch.
I like to point out, that the patch is not solution of the playback issue, but an improvement.
Understanding buffering.c is difficult. Especially moving a handle in the ring buffer with move_handle and buffer_handle