what is upstream kernel

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Feb 28 20:09:31 UTC 2008

Carl Karsten wrote:
> trying to figure out why this line is //ed out:
> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy.git;a=blob;f=drivers/media/video/vivi.c;hb=053fcb6014eef31c2674d344c704118e0ac229ef#l1125
> It isn't here:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=blob;f=drivers/media/video/vivi.c;h=1db067c028157609c895b0124e72143acd94c8b2;hb=a6352cddc743300b0b64b5fd8dfb688524e884e9#l1194
> Is that the kernel code that ubuntu kernel is based on?
> I searched around for a change log explaining it, no luck.  I tried to find the 
> reversion where it changed, couldn't find a branch that it changed in.
> In the end, I would like it uncommented.  it causes this line in syslog:
> [ 1525.269166] videodev: "vivi" has no release callback. Please fix your driver 
> for proper sysfs support, see http://lwn.net/Articles/36850/
> I am know I should find out why it was //ed out.
> Carl K
The upstream kernel is Linus tree. But the kernel used for Hardy is
based on 2.6.24. The reason that fix is not reflected in Hardy is simply
the fact that it was submitted after 2.6.24 came out.


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