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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for July 30
On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 14:11:09 -0400
Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 01:10:56PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > If that works then great. But I think the printk could be improved.
> > Please provide sufficient information so that users (not programmers)
> > can go off and fix things up without needing to email kernel developers.
> >
> > One suitable approach would be
> >
> > printk("see http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/read-this.txt")
> >
>
> Ok, I made a small page here:
>
> http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviocgbit-bug.html

You need to mv that file. It's actually at
http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviogcbit-bug.html

And

evdev.c(EVIOCGBIT): Suspicious buffer size 511, limiting output to 64
bytes. See http://userweb.kernel.org/~dtor/eviocgbit-bug.html

will get a 404.

typo: s/distribbution/distribution/

The text looks good. A user would come away wondering which packages
need to be updated. Do we have a suitable text pattern whcih will help
them?

On a fedora system I have

y:/home/akpm> rpm -qa|grep -i syna
synaptics-0.14.6-2.fc8
So "the synaptics package" would be a suitably distro-neutral description.

`rpm -qa|grep -i tslib' comes up blank so I don't know about that one.
> If you think this is sufficient I'd like to put the patch with the
> warning in 2.6.27 so people and distributions could start updarting
> affected programs.

Sure. It'd make sense to get that warning into 2.6.25.x and 2.6.26.x
as well, to accelerate the process a bit.



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