RFC: Possible fix for wireless issue / Power consumption?
nicola.mfb at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 09:02:46 CEST 2009
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Paul Fertser<fercerpav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nelson Castillo <arhuaco at freaks-unidos.net> writes:
>> Is there a reason for not having this fix in the latest OM kernel?
>> It seems this is an important issue that has delayed the adoption of
>> the latest kernel by many users.
> I agree that lindi and budfive did a great work tracking this down and
> producing a working fix. Really :)
> OTOH i'm still a bit afraid that this will needlessly increase power
> consumption in some weird way, as suggested by that log. :-/ Also i'm
> not sure why this fix is needed as there was working kernel revision
> with the same driver and it looks like nobody's analised what change
> actually introduced the regression.
> All in all, for user experience including this fix is beneficial; for
> development it's not because people become less motivated to dig into
> this to confirm this fix is correct or to produce a better one. IMHO.
My 2c suggestion:
Call developers for an ar6000 code review. After a reasonable timeout
if nothing moves apply the patch adding a boring printk that remembers
all us that it's a workaround and has to be fixed.
Thanks to budfive and lindi to investigate on this problem.
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