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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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