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Re: Bug#500358: Fix found

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 22:10:03 +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 08:20:01PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 18:22:57 +0100, Bastian Blank wrote:
> > > The first patch is fine. The revert is not.
> > Even if the revert is the only way to get X to work on those machines in
> > lenny?
> I fail to see the _kernel_ bug it fixes. I now know that this change
> triggers a bug in the old (considered broken by design[1]) PCI code in
> _X.org_.
The revert doesn't fix a kernel bug.  It works around an X bug.  I
thought that was clear all along, sorry if it wasn't.

Even if the revert breaks other things, it wouldn't be a regression from
previous releases, though.  We're not going to ship a newer Xorg in
lenny, so with that revert we'd be fixing a known important regression
by reopening a long-standing bug.  I agree it's not ideal, but it
doesn't seem like we can make everyone happy here, and that seems to be
the least bad solution for this bug as far as lenny is concerned.
Thanks for considering it.


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