[PATCH for stable/back-port] staging: vt6656: fix headers - key.c only
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Sun Dec 30 17:04:44 UTC 2012
On Sun, 2012-12-30 at 10:27 -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2012, at 6:50 PM, Ben Hutchings <ben at decadent.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2012-12-29 at 13:10 +0000, Malcolm Priestley wrote:
> >> shorted back-ported version of upstream commit
> >> 11d404cb56ecd53bb23499897fbe7be1a9ac4827
> >> staging: vt6656: fix headers and add cfg80211.
> >> key.c only
> >> This patch fixes the deadlock of 64 bit systems
> >> on successful association.
> >> In key.h void pointer pvKeyTable in SKeyItem is out of alignment
> >> on 64 bit kernel.
> >> The upstream arrangement of headers fixes this.
> > [...]
> > Please explain how. I don't see anything weird about key.h and mac.h
> > that would cause structure definitions to be interpreted differently
> > depending on inclusion order.
> Also, I would argue that such a dependency is a bug in itself. If such a dependency does exist, it needs to be either resolved so it's not possible for this to happen as described, or it needs a compile-time check to error out if the includes are not done in the proper order.
I agree, but that is a matter for upstream.
This device is usually built-in to desktops/laptops.
The situation we have at the moment with 64 bit CD.
1) The machine hangs on boot.
2) Now to hangs on connection to a wifi point.
There is nothing that annoys or ticks off users more.
After rechecking everything this morning, this patch is the final fix
for down stream.
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