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SubjectRe: [PATCH] wcn36xx: Close SMD channel on device removal
On 5/10/2017 1:03 AM, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> On Mon 08 May 23:17 PDT 2017, Kalle Valo wrote:
>> Bjorn Andersson <> writes:
>>> The SMD channel is not the primary WCNSS channel and must explicitly be
>>> closed as the device is removed, or the channel will already by open on
>>> a subsequent probe call in e.g. the case of reloading the kernel module.
>>> This issue was introduced because I simplified the underlying SMD
>>> implementation while the SMD adaptions of the driver sat on the mailing
>>> list, but missed to update these patches. The patch does however only
>>> apply back to the transition to rpmsg, hence the limited Fixes.
>>> Fixes: 5052de8deff5 ("soc: qcom: smd: Transition client drivers from smd to rpmsg")
>>> Reported-by: Eyal Ilsar <>
>>> Signed-off-by: Bjorn Andersson <>
>> As this is a regression I'll queue this to 4.12.
> Thanks.
>> But if this is an older bug (didn't quite understand your description
>> though) should there be a separate patch for stable releases?
> AFAICT this never worked, as it seems I did the rework in SMD while we
> tried to figure out the dependency issues we had with moving to SMD. So
> v4.9 through v4.11 has SMD support - with this bug.
> How do I proceed, do you want me to write up a fix for stable@? Do I
> send that out as an ordinary patch?

If the patch applies cleanly on branches linux-4.9.y through
linux-4.11.y in the stable repository you can go for '--- Option 1 ---'
as described in <linux-repo>/Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt.


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