[PATCH] staging: brcm80211: implementation of RFKILL functionality
Arend van Spriel
arend at broadcom.com
Thu Mar 10 04:19:59 PST 2011
On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:31:53 +0100, Greg KH <gregkh at suse.de> wrote:
> Wait, why would this go to the -stable tree? Does it fix a real
> problem, as described it only looks like you are adding new
> functionality to the driver, which is not allowed in -stable releases.
That was indeed the reason why this was initially posting to staging-next
only. However, users of the driver have been using the rf button and found
it freezing up their system (see our email exchange title "brcm80211: the
system freezes if booted with laptop wifi switch to OFF"). You could argue
that they should read the TODO/README/wireless twiki and not touch the RF
button when using this driver.
From the thread I concluded you were ok with these changes going into
linus tree. We are still good at confusing each other ;-) It turned out
that the patch also still contained my debug printk code so probably best
to ignore the patch. Let me know whether you will accept a corrected patch
for this or leave it.
"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the
mind to correlate all its contents." - "The Call of Cthulhu"
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