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SubjectRe: Recent wireless breakage (ipw2200, iwconfig, NetworkManager)
On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 07:59:50AM -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 05:17:29PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > I should not have broken any userspace if CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED is
> > enabled with that patch. If that is enabled, and that patch still
> > causes problems, please let me know.
> But we still need to update the help text for CONFIG_SYS_DEPRECATED to
> make it clear that its deprecation schedule still needs to be 2009 to
> 2011 (depending on whether we want to accomodate Debian's glacial
> release schedule). Certainly the 2006 date which is currently there
> simply isn't accurate.

Ok, how about the following patch. Is it acceptable to everyone?


greg k-h

init/Kconfig | 13 +++++++++++--
1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- gregkh-2.6.orig/init/Kconfig
+++ gregkh-2.6/init/Kconfig
@@ -290,8 +290,17 @@ config SYSFS_DEPRECATED
that belong to a class, back into the /sys/class heirachy, in
order to support older versions of udev.

- If you are using a distro that was released in 2006 or later,
- it should be safe to say N here.
+ If you are using an OpenSuSE, Gentoo, Ubuntu, or Fedora
+ release from 2007 or later, it should be safe to say N here.
+ If you are using Debian or other distros that are slow to
+ update HAL, please say Y here.
+ If you have any problems with devices not being found properly
+ from userspace programs, and this option is disabled, say Y
+ here.
+ If you are unsure about this at all, say Y.

config RELAY
bool "Kernel->user space relay support (formerly relayfs)"
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