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SubjectRe: linux-next: Tree for July 30
On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 11:50:31AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> 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.
>

Fixed.

> typo: s/distribbution/distribution/
>

Fixed.

> 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.
>

There is apparently Synaptic package manager - quite similar name - so
I want to emphasize that we are concerned with a driver for X.

> `rpm -qa|grep -i tslib' comes up blank so I don't know about that one.

This is a touchscreen library that is used by embedded people.
Unfortunately I have no idea where the authoritative source is.

>
> > 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.
>

Ok, good.

--
Dmitry


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