NAK: [PATCH 00/15 (v2)] Raring SRU: Backport Dell headset jacks

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Fri Nov 22 15:48:36 UTC 2013

On 11/22/2013 07:05 AM, David Henningsson wrote:
> On 11/22/2013 04:02 PM, Tim Gardner wrote:
>> On 11/22/2013 06:45 AM, Tim Gardner wrote:
>>> On 11/22/2013 06:30 AM, David Henningsson wrote:
>>>> Let me know if you want me to push this somewhere just to save you the trouble
>>>> of applying 15 patches.
>>> A pull request _would_ make it a bit simpler to retrieve and apply this
>>> many patches.
>>> rtg
>> So, before you get too carried away, maybe you ought to explain _why_
>> you're putting so much effort into this. Why are folks installing raring
>> on machines with this new hardware configuration? As described in your
>> first patch:
>> "Headset mic jacks, i e TRRS style jacks with Headphone Left, Headphone
>> Right, Mic and GND signals, are becoming increasingly common and are now
>> being shipped by several manufacturers."
>> Wouldn't they be just as well off installing Saucy (which should have
>> these patches) ?
> As explained in my first version of the patch set, this is because it's
> blocking certification for several machines, and the cert team did not
> want to wait for 12.04.4.
> Had it not been for that, I would have made the same recommendation as
> you (install either 13.10 or the saucy kernel on top of 12.04).

I think this patch set is not appropriate for a stable kernel.

Furthermore, Raring goes EOL in January 2014. If this patch set causes
regressions, we won't have time to correct it. This patch set also
ripples into the LTS kernel, a version that _will_ be CVE supported
until 14.04. I would prefer that it not be broken for those users that
do enjoy a bit of stability.

The right choice for the certification team is to use the Saucy LTS kernel.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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