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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.18-rc6
On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 04:04:33PM +0100, Jody Belka wrote:
> Upgrading to this causes my copy of hal (0.5.3-0ubuntu14) to fail to start.
> Bisecting tracked it down to the following commit. Reverting just this patch
> against 2.6.18-rc6 gets things working again.
> 9bde7497e0b54178c317fac47a18be7f948dd471 is first bad commit
> commit 9bde7497e0b54178c317fac47a18be7f948dd471
> Author: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
> Date: Wed Jun 14 12:14:34 2006 -0700
> [PATCH] USB: make endpoints real struct devices
> This will allow for us to give endpoints a major/minor to create a
> "usbfs2-like" way to access endpoints directly from userspace in an
> easier manner than the current usbfs provides us.
> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

Yes, this exposed a bug in HAL where it was overflowing an internal
buffer. Please upgrade to the latest version, it has been fixed for a
few months now.


greg k-h
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