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Bug#463860: any chance to see this fixed in .26 in lenny?

thanks for writing a meaningfull subject! ;)
if you would have mentioned ath5k somewhere in your bugreport, your
intention would have been clearer. no we can't keep a hash table of every
linux-2.6 bug in our maintainers mems :P

On Thu, 07 May 2009, Holger Levsen wrote:

> yesterday I've upgraded a friends laptop to lenny and 2.6.26-2 showed exactly 
> these symptons, device was there, but scanning showed now networks. Upgrading 
> to 2.6.29 solved the issue but it feels pretty bad that many users are left 
> in the cold with the default lenny kernel which else would work nicely for 
> them.
> Is there any chance to get this fixed in .26 in lenny or are the televant 
> changes to big ?

well wirless drivers are notoriously harder to backport then ethernet
drivers. i don't say that it is impossible, but it is hard and
may have coleteral damage on other wlan devices.

i would have been happier to push the soon to come 2.6.30 for lenny+half,
but that looks impossible due to the multiple security support
that our team currently has to handle going from
oldstable 2.6.18 and 2.6.24, stable 2.6.26 and of course
the easy 2.6.29 in sid.

so current answer is unless you throw big manpower on it very unlikely.

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