[PATCH] Input: ALPS - add interleaved protocol support (Dell E6x00 series)

Ben Hutchings ben at decadent.org.uk
Tue Jan 19 14:44:14 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 00:36 -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 03:23:12PM +0100, Stefan Bader wrote:
> > I am a bit uncertain about this patch in stable from the view of regression
> > avoidance. Looking over the patch its hard to tell for certain whether the path
> > of execution is the same as before for the non-interleaved protocol.
> > Dmitry, how do you feel about it? Or maybe there has even be positive testing
> > with non-interleaved hardware with that patch.
> Umm, it is a bit large for -stable to my taste. However without the
> patch the affected laptops are pretty much unusable so I think we better
> get it in. The non-interleaved devices should continue to work fine, at
> least I don't see any adverse effects on my d630 (caveat - I am not
> using _this_ version of the patch but rather what is currently in Linus's
> tree).

For what it's worth, we already added this to Debian kernel packages and
I don't believe we've seen any bug reports related to it.


Ben Hutchings
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