SRU verification exception request

Steve Magoun steve.magoun at
Fri Jan 21 15:54:58 UTC 2011


I'd like to request an SRU verification exception for

The patch for this bug enables headphone jack sense in 10.10 on the Thinkpad 
Edge 13.

Regression potential:
Low. This patch performs targeted hardware enablement on a specific machine 
from a single vendor. It is not expected to affect any other hardware.

I've personally tested this patch on an Edge 13 with a kernel built from the 
following kernel tree, and it fixes the issue in bug 685015. I know of no 
side effects:;a=shortlog;h=refs/tags/oem/kernel/sutton/02

Canonical's OEM QA organization has also verified that the patch is 
functional and no known side effects.

Due to some unusual circumstances beyond my control, I no longer have access 
to any Edge 13 hardware and I'm unable to verify that the patch in the 
-proposed kernel is functional. Chris van Hoof and I have contacted several 
people whom we know have Edge 13 hardware in hopes that they'd be able to 
verify the fix for us, but we've not had any response.

I realize this is an unusual request, and I appreciate your help. I will 
look into ways of avoiding this unusual situation in the future - I think 
we're all in agreement this should not develop into a pattern.

Steve Magoun
Engineering Manager, Canonical

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