Stable backport request, Was: Re: [regression] external HDD in USB3 enclosure cannot be dynamically removed (Re: Linux 3.7.5)

Greg KH gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Wed Mar 6 02:11:07 UTC 2013


On Tue, Mar 05, 2013 at 02:10:50PM -0800, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 01, 2013 at 08:48:39AM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 02:12:50PM -0800, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> > > On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 01:31:29PM -0800, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 01:08:46PM -0800, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> > > > > On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 09:04:13PM +0100, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> > > > > > On 13.02.2013 11:33, Sarah Sharp wrote:
> > > > > Greg,
> > > > > 
> > > > > How do you want to handle this?  The above four patches should go into
> > > > > 3.8 and stable, but they're not currently in Linus' tree and it's
> > > > > probably too late in the cycle to merge them this week.  Should we just
> > > > > wait until 3.9 is out and put the patches into the stable trees then?
> > > > 
> > > > > My email shows that the bad commit
> > > > > f7965c0846d74b270e246c1470ca955d5078eb07 has been added to the 3.2, 3.4,
> > > > > and 3.7 stable trees, as well as Canonical's 3.7 stable tree.  I'm also
> > > > > fine with just reverting that commit from 3.8 and stable.
> > > > 
> > > > It's probably easier at this point in time to just revert that commit,
> > > > leave the stable kernels alone, and then everything will be fixed in
> > > > 3.9.  When the commits go into Linus's tree, we can backport everything
> > > > to the stable releases (including 3.8.1) at that point.
> > > > 
> > > > As long as someone remembers to send the needed information to
> > > > stable at vger.kernel.org, I know I'll forget :)
> > > > 
> > > > Sound ok?
> > > 
> > > Yep, sounds fine.  I'll attempt to remember to send email to stable once
> > > 3.9 is out.
> > 
> > Did this happen yet?
> 
> Nope.  Here's the upstream commit IDs of the patches that need to be
> backported to stable.  Let me know if you need them in patch form:
> 
> d3b9d7a9051d7024a93c76a84b2f84b3b66ad6d5 USB: Fix connected device switch to Inactive state.

As this first patch doesn't apply to the 3.8-stable tree, and I can't
figure out how to fix it to work properly, I am going to need these in
patch forme, sorry.

thanks,

greg k-h




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