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SubjectRe: [stable] Fixing rt2500pci [PATCH]
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On Sunday 17 August 2008, Greg KH wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 12:01:26PM +0200, Ivo van Doorn wrote:
> > On Thursday 31 July 2008, Peter Chubb wrote:
> > >
> > > In kernel version 2.6.26-rc9 my wireless LAN card worked; but in the
> > > released 2.6.26, my RaLink rt2500 card wouldn't associate.
> > >
> > > Git-bisect led me to this patch:
> > >
> > > 61486e0f68d1f8966c09b734566a187d42d65c54
> > > rt2x00: Remove ieee80211_tx_control argument from write_tx_desc()
> > >
> > > I believe that there is a problem with that patch --- it
> > > (inadvertantly) removes an extra line of code, that used to set the
> > > DATABYTE_COUNT field.
> > >
> > > This patch reinstates that line, and with it my card works again.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Peter Chubb <peterc@gelato.unsw.edu.au>
> > > Acked-by: Ivo van Doorn <IvDoorn@gmail.com>
> >
> > [stable@kernel.org added to CC]
> >
> > The 2.6.27 version of the patch has already been pushed upstream,
> > this one is for 2.6.26-stable since this fixes a regression introduced after 2.6.25.
>
> Are you sure? Looking at 2.6.26, the code in that function looks like
> it is properly setting the TXD_W0_DATABYTE_COUNT, field.
>
> If it's really a problem, can you send stable@kernel.org a patch that
> applies to 2.6.26.2?

Hmm, that is weird, that line is indeed present, which means that the
commit which was responsible for the breakage wasn't in 2.6.26.
I guess peter tested a git checkout from after 2.6.26 or something. :S

Ivo



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