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SubjectRe: [ 89/94] rtlwifi: fix for race condition when firmware is cached
On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 04:59:12PM -0500, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 05/28/2012 03:21 PM, Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski wrote:
> >On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 10:05:52AM +0900, Greg KH wrote:
> >>3.3-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.
> >>
> >>------------------
> >>
> >>From: Larry Finger<Larry.Finger@lwfinger.net>
> >>
> >>commit 574e02abaf816b582685805f0c1150ca9f1f18ee upstream.
> >>
> >>In commit b0302ab, the rtlwifi family of drivers was converted to use
> >>asynchronous firmware loading. Unfortumately, the implementation was
> >>racy, and the ieee80211 routines could be started before rtl_init_core()
> >>was called to setup the data.
> >
> >Shouldn't also 3.3 have another fix after b0302ab was applied to it,
> >that is commit 0298dc9 ("rtlwifi: rtl8192de: Fix firmware initialization") ?
> >I noted it is missing, cherry-picks cleanly here on 3.3
>
> Yes, that patch could be applied to 3.3. I chose not to mark it as
> Cc Stable as that card is not widely available, thus I did not
> expect the problem to harm many users. On reflection, I think I made
> the wrong choice.
>
> Greg, could you please apply mainline commit 0298dc9 to 3.3-stable?

Now applied, thanks.

greg k-h


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