Options for updates

Ben Collins ben.collins at ubuntu.com
Wed Oct 24 05:19:04 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 19:15 -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Kernel Team,
> I was wondering what options were available for patches to Gutsy's LUM
> package.  There have been some issues reported with the lirc_pvr150
> kernel module that was included in a patch earlier in the cycle
> causing the system to freeze when it gets loaded.  There are newer
> patches available that appear to resolve the issue. 
> Will there be any stable release uploads for LUM?  If so, would it be
> possible for me to include a patch like this, or are there
> requirements as to what types of patches will be included in such
> uploads?  This patch doesn't add any new features, just allows the
> module to be loaded. 
> If an update to LUM isn't available, will I be able to do something
> like this be includable in linux-backport-modules?  

A crash is pretty serious, especially if it's in a module that will be
autoloaded when hardware is present. We'd be willing to accept a patch
under these conditions.

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