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Bug#600660: linux-2.6: Please revert patch for USB54Gs wireless device

On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 23:17 +0100, Luís Picciochi Oliveira wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.32-25
> Severity: normal
> Please revert the Debian patch: rndis_host-Poll-status-channel-before-control-
> channel.patch
> This was once necessary for the WUSB54GS wireless adapter to work on recent
> kernels (>2.6.32).

No, it is needed for some other devices (see #576929).  We then found
that it breaks WUSB54GS.

Thanks for reminding that this is still a problem, though.  I think what
I'll have to do is add a 'quirk' for the specific devices that require
that change.

> After the introduction of subsequent patches this one was
> removed from the mainline kernel as it was causing other problems. It is still
> present as a Debian patch for 2.6.32 -- after removing it, I see the issues
> from bug #520468 that are still present get solved.
> You can see here the upstream reversion of this patch:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=7b00ac51ffcda994ef0839001257be894cc6e5a8

Strangely enough, I am aware of that!


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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